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South Sudan appeal.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

Grief and trauma run deeply in the Thiak family – it is etched into their faces. In 2013, their village, near to Bor, was attacked and their home was burned down. Eight-year-old Leek Thiak was four when he witnessed his mother almost starving herself to death. Later she was gunned down a short distance away

Melita Fabio

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 by

Melita Fabio’s destiny and that of her family are as deeply interwoven with the weather as Mozambique’s lush, humid forests are interwoven with thick vines. Her rail-thin body is evidence of a life lived with little food. Melita is not sure how old she is and hazards a guess – that she’s in her late

“Hi there! I’m proudly the newest team member of JAM Canada. I have been hired as a summer intern for JAM Canada’s marketing strategy. Not only am I a student in Creative Marketing and Advertising, but I’m a personal trainer too – and this is why JAM International touches my heart. As a fitness enthusiast,

Day of the African Child

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by

For close to 12,000 days, JAM has celebrated and nurtured the rights of the African child. On June 16th, together with the people of this great and complex continent, we celebrate the Day of the African Child. As an organisation established out of a need to provide relief and hope to those trapped and affected

The exposure to gross poverty, disease and death that devastates poor communities in Africa, is never easy for our programmes team. Many of them have trouble sleeping after a long day of visiting and interacting with the people in these communities. One of the country’s that has been struggling with a number of debilitating socio-economic

Peter’s Heart Break

Friday, 20 February 2015 by

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

A letter to team OBFF

Thursday, 16 October 2014 by

Hello team OBFF We had an amazing summer with the OBFF churches and leaders in Red Deer this year hosted by Pastors Peter and Catherine Nash at the Sheraton Convention Center. This was our best growth day ever in Red Deer and John Burnham, George Woodward and I had a refreshing time ministering the Word

Reaching for a dream

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 by

The scars of a war are evident throughout South Sudan. There is very little infrastructure and unimaginable poverty, and the battleground relics litter the landscape. One of the (many) visible reminders of the past 50 years, comprising a brutal independence war from Sudan, can be seen and felt in the story of Alek Mawien. Just

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