Peter’s Heart Break

by / Friday, 20 February 2015 / Published in Blog, featured news on homepage

I had a good day, but very heartbreaking.

I was with a lady who had fled to Uganda after her husband was killed in the fighting. She was in a refugee camp where she lost one of her children through severe malnutrition, so she returned to Bor in South Sudan hoping she would get food there.

She just cries uncontrollably and African woman don’t cry easily. She said there is not enough food here and her children are slowly dying because there is not enough food. Returnees only get food for one month after they return – this is not right. Just hearing her pain and desperate plea for her children just touched and stayed with me. Her three children are badly malnourished.

Sometimes I really struggle, it just breaks my heart. I guess that is why I am where I am, doing what I do.

One Response to “Peter’s Heart Break”

  1. Dear Peter :

    I cry with you…… Every time I am with my friends in South Sudan, I feel the same way. We have two schools in the deep South and one is soon being opened up in Aweil. Some of our students are of the disputed areas, and we are continuing to rescue slaves and Christian leaders persecuted for their faith from the North to the South…. I cry with you…… That’s all we do besides putting action behind our prayers. Faith without works is dead. Prayer is a faith action….. so prayer without works is dead. That is what you and JAM are doing. That is what I am doing. Having a meeting with Pastor Jill in March to discuss JAM and my continued role. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife in Calgary. John Fryters

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