Adi Nafamnanu faced the camera, excitement and determination sparkling in his eyes. As he spoke, his hands lifted to his chest, “Kingdom Workers is so special in our hearts, they were really helpful to us. They have brought good changes to our village.”
Change like the clean water tanks Kingdom Workers had recently helped his community build. Adi was eager to continue that work in Niki Niki, Indonesia, where he lives, and that was possible through the recent Community Health Evangelism (CHE) training held in SoE in late March.
Today, in honor of World Refugee Day, we are sharing a select number of stories about the refugee experience. These have been chosen by Alicia Cortright, South Sudan Field Manager, and Daya Batim Moses, South Sudan Field Coordinator. Some of the books are best to read with your young child, and others are ones best saved for adults.
Foster parents Kelly and Rob Peterson offer their home as a safe place where foster children can recover. With the help of their foster support volunteers, they have created a space where hurting kids can experience the healing power of God’s love and acceptance.
The WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) crisis currently impacts 2 billion people according to the World Health Organization. Liana Tyrrell, Malawi Field Manager, shared, “Illnesses caused by contaminated drinking water aren’t just an inconvenience for people in Malawi, they’re actually one of the leading causes of death for children under 5.” But it’s not just contaminated drinking water that is a problem, people also deal with lack of access to proper toilet facilities and handwashing stations.
When we arrived at Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, all we could see was row after row of tiny houses. Over the past three decades, war, famine, and natural disasters have uprooted more than 200,000 people and forced them to relocate here, to a wind-swept desert, a place that means “nowhere” in the native language.