Our goal, through Rachel Britton Ministries and our status as a 501(c)(3) organization, is to build awareness and improve the lives of women and children refugees from South Sudan.Read about our Lost Girls program here.
Lost Girls: Silent and Suffering follows the bold journey of one young girl, Yar Ayuel, who escaped harrowing experiences in Sudan to come to the USA. Many people know the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan made popular by the movie The Good Lie, yet very few realize there were Lost Girls, too.
OUR ONGOING MISSION IS TO:
- Bring awareness and be a voice to the suffering of women and girls from South Sudan.
- Empower women and girl refugees from South Sudan by equipping them to build a better life.
Read about our Lost Girls program here.
In 2016, through generous donations, we rescued twenty-two people – women, children, and elderly – from the current-day fighting in South Sudan. They are now in the safety of refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya, yet this is not the end of our mission. Read about our Lost Girls program to provide these women with new skills and hope for the future.
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 honored to share the bold journey of my friend Yar from war-torn Sudan to life in America. You will find Yar’s story overwhelming but full of boldness and strength. It will give you 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.
Read about our Bold Plea for Help and the steps on this journey
Will you join me on this brave journey helping women and children survive the turmoil of Sudan?
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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