How long will it be before books replace guns in the hands of South Sudanese? Barely 3 years old as a nation, South Sudan has regressed into civil war pitting the elected government against a strong rebel movement. The fighting, of course, is about oil and power and control of land. But the suffering falls on the common people. 1.5 million of them are now displaced. "When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled." Mercy Beyond Borders continues its work of educating women and girls, firm in the conviction that it lays a groundwork for peace in the future. May 2015 bring the gift of PEACE for all!