12 Sep

Cholera Falls Upon Us

Every good storyteller knows that all epic stories have three acts—Act I: Everything is great and you love the characters. Act II: Some crisis presents itself throwing everyone and everything off kilter. Act III: Resolution. Think “Lord of the Rings.” Act I: Frodo and all the hobbits lived in a veritable utopia. Act II: Bilbo […]

7 Sep

Hovering Hope

“In the beginning…the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2, ESV). “I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this. It’s just too much.” […]

27 Jul

Looking UP at Hope for South Sudan!

After many months of heavy artillery and armed combat terrorizing our orphans from all sides, we are elated to receive the following report from a major news source in South Sudan: Radio Miraya “Signs of normalcy have started showing up at the Hope for South Sudan Orphanage center in Torit which remained under tension for weeks, after […]

19 Jul

Now What, Again

“A short summation of Genesis could be, “Everything was good, beautiful, in fact; then it wasn’t. The rest of the Story is mankind trying to figure out how to live with the hole he ripped in the universe.” Don’t you and I stumble upon that Epic Story in some small-stage of our lives nearly each […]

13 Jul

In the News: Make Way Partners Orphans

I receive daily calls and emails from so many of you from around the world who cry with me for the man-made catastrophic storm of South Sudan. The entire staff—and the thousands of women and children we serve—hold onto Hope, which comes through the spirit of your prayers and financial support to keep the work […]

16 Jun

Eugenio and Boys Safe in Kenya!

Thank you for your prayers for the orphans and staff at Hope For South Sudan.  We just received word that MWP Sr. Field Coordinator Eugenio Kirima, Moses, and Lokolong made it safely to Nairobi! Please keep praying for Hope for South Sudan as the violence continues around them and for peace throughout South Sudan as the war […]

15 Jun

War Closes Access to Hope for South Sudan Orphanage

Earlier this week, MWP Sr. Field Coordinator Eugenio Kirima flew to Hope for South Sudan to pick up Moses and Lokolong. Both boys display symptoms of infection – one with his ear and one with his eye. Recently we brought another young boy, Simplicio, to our Safe House in Kenya, who needed specialized treatment for a very similar […]

6 Mar

Hope in the War?

“Yes. We are all fine; the mortal shelling and RPGs are horrible but none of us have been injured thus far. The main fighting over the weekend happened some five kilometers out from Hope for South Sudan. Our children are trembling in their classrooms but we are offering prayers of thanksgiving that none of them […]

3 Mar

Waiting for Hope

I first met Teresa Uma Daniel eight years ago, as I whacked my way through the wild bush of Eastern Equatoria. We heaved our machetes against the thorny mess towering taller than our heads with all the force we could muster in the 130 degree heat, in hope of marking off the land the government […]

14 Feb

The Uniform Does Not Make the Man

There’s a powerful line in the classic movie “The Man in the Iron Mask”: “I wear the mask; the mask does not wear me”. On my recent trip to South Sudan—where storms of bloodshed broke out all around us—I lived both sides of this message as it unfolded through a life-altering experience with two men […]