Since the beginning of 2014 the fighting in South Sudan has claimed more than 10,000 lives,1.4 million people have fled their homes, and 300,000 people have fled to neighboring countries. These include members of the 365 Covenant churches in South Sudan.
Aney Majock Kur is a fourteen-year-old girl who lived in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan. She was found wandering in a deserted village. Aney and her parents were separated while trying to flee the fighting between warring groups. She hid until the fighting was over but has not seen anyone for days. She could not even tell her interviewers how and when the tragedy happened. She was still in shock and suffering from dehydration, since food and water were not available to her. She is not sure whether her parents are alive or dead.
Aney was brought to the refugee camp and left in the care of a church elder. The Evangelical Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) is working with Covenant World Relief to help children who come to the refugee camp without parents. Through the ECCSS and Covenant World Relief, Aney will receive food, clothing, counseling, and education while they search for her parents.
There are many other children like Aney who arrive at the refugee camp daily and need our help and prayers.
What are your thoughts about Aney? What do you think the people are like who work with refugee children? What do you hope for Aney and the other orphaned children? Find South Sudan and Ethiopia on a map.
Pray for Aney and the other orphaned children. Pray for the fighting to stop and pray for those in the Covenant Church of South Sudan and Ethiopia who are trying to help children in need. Know that your offering will help children like Aney.
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