Through Rachel Britton Ministries and our status as a 501(c)(3) organization our goal is to improve the lives of women and children refugees from South Sudan.
HOW OUR MISSION BEGAN:
I met Yar Ayuel in February, 2105.You can read about this in: Whispering Yes to a Journey of Hope. Yar is one of the Lost Girls of Sudan.
The story of the Lost Girls of Sudan has often been overlooked and the horrors of their plight ignored.
I am proud to share the bold journey of my friend Yar from war-torn Sudan to living in America. Yar’s story is overwhelming but full of strength. It will give you a reason to hope.
When I was just seven years old, the Sudanese government launch an attacked on my village and I witnessed the murder and torture of countless numbers of people. By twelve, I experienced such extreme starvation that I ate mud and drank urine in order to stay alive. I avoided lion and crocodile attacks, dodged enemy fire, and endured weeks of rain and months of drought. To say that odds were not in my favor is an understatement.
Yar wants to do more than tell her unique life story and harrowing experience as a young girl traumatized in war-torn Southern Sudan: “I want to give a voice to the refugee experience of Sudanese girls today. Sudan is rarely in the news yet the crisis is ongoing and rendering more and more children ‘lost’—orphaned due to war atrocities.”
In 2016, with the help of generous supporters, we raised $10,000 to rescue twenty-two women, children, and elderly sick and frail to the safety of refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya.
OUR MISSION TODAY is to equip female refugees from South Sudan by giving them skills to build a better life and have hope for the future.
Read about our Lost Girls program here.
Will you join me on this brave journey helping women and children survive the turmoil of Sudan?
To make a financial contribution, click here.
Easy links to Yar’s story:
Yar’s Story Part 1: It should have been a special day
Yar’s Story Part 2: A guardian angel
Yar’s Story Part 3: Walking with Daddy (Baba)
Yar’s Story Part 4: Becoming Lost
Yar’s Story Part 5: Surviving Camp
Yar’s Story Part 6: Departure Day
Yar’s Story Part 7: Finding A Place
Yar’s Story Part 8: Getting an American Education
Yar’s Story Part 9: Becoming a Mother
**Photo credit: South Sudan, the Beautiful Facebook page