Published on April 11th, 2014
A previous post told the story of a woman in Sudan who received an Action Pack sponsored by readers of this website and The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.
The testimony below is from another Sudanese Christian who was blessed by one of the Action Packs.
“I am a Christian woman, age 31. I am a single mother with three daughters, and I take care of four of my brother’s children. He died during attacks on our village in 2011.
“I am partly paralyzed and deaf. I cannot hear well unless the person talking is near me. But I still go to church because I believe in God.
“The reason I am in a refugee camp now is because the daily bombings in our area were causing hunger, sickness, and fear. I decided to leave and seek refuge.
“We found a person with a car who helped us get to the camp. As new refugees, we faced a lot of challenges. We had no home to stay in. We were given food, plastic sheeting, and land by the authorities in the camp. We made a small shelter where I settled with my kids.
“I am glad because I received an Action Pack from the church. It had sandals, towels, bed sheets, notebooks, pens, and clothes. When I saw all the things, I cried — not because I was annoyed, but because I did not know that there are people praying and remembering us. I thought we were rejected by the whole world.
“In the pack were things that my children are now using to cover themselves from the cold. They are using the notebooks and pens in school.
“I don’t know how to express my happiness to the people in the U.S. for the gift that has changed the life of my family in many ways.
“I pray for our friends in the U.S. and the entire world that God may be with you, bless you, and guide you with whatever you do. Also remember us and pray for peace so that we can go back to our homes.”
Visit the post Sudan Action Packs, Part 2 to watch a video about two children who received an Action Pack.
(Some of the quotes and stories on this website have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)