News of the attempted coup in S.Sudan on Dec 15th reached us just before we began the annual MBB Leadership Training week in Narus. The brother of one of the participants phoned from Juba, the place where the violence erupted, to tell us about the killings. Despite their very real anxiety for the safety of families and friends, 42 MBB Scholars buckled down and applied themselves to our leadership activities, computer skills training, and in-service course on gender-based violence. (Another dozen Scholars were unable to join us due to the road blockades.)
The next morning we were wakened at 5:00a.m. by the sounds of gunfire. A bit unsettling, I must admit--but it turned out to be a contingent of soldiers practicing their maneuvers on the soccer field behind our campus.
S.Sudan needs these women leaders more than ever! Meanwhile, we pray for PEACE to take root in all hearts.
Sand Storms in Sudan
7 years ago