As we seek to share Christ’s hope and healing in the darkness of slavery, persecution, and genocide, I’ve spent years recording testimonies from many survivors.One day while doing this in Darfur, Sudan, a woman came for help who’d been severely burned because she fled her Muslim sex-slave master.
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More important than what is out there, however, is what is beneath a hiker's feet.
Government forces landmined the area surrounding the church prior to losing control of Chali to the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Chali Station is in many ways not much different than it was when the first Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) workers arrived in 1939. The sound of flies buzzing can overwhelm conversations.
Months had passed since her escape from captivity and her burning, but the damage still ran so deep she could not bend her arms.
Hardened scar tissue locked them in place, and fresh puckers broke open with each movement, oozing infectious pus and sending constant stabs of pain throughout her body.