George Creed presented a generous check from the Vienna Rotary Club to myself and Sue Hamblen for the CROP Walk again this year. Many thanks go to the Club for their continuous support of those in need.
A couple of nights ago I watched a powerful 2014 film starring Reese Witherspoon, called, "The Good Lie," and learned so much about what it might be like to be a child refugee from Sudan.
The story is fiction, based on true incidents. It follows 4 orphaned children who survived an almost 800 mile walk from war-ravaged Sudan to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to save their lives and avoid being conscripted as child soldiers. After 13 years in the camp these children, now in their late teens/early 20's, were cleared to be part of the Refugee Resettlement Program of the U.S. and were settled by a Christian organization.
The 4 actors who play the children are true refugees from Sudan. If you are interested in the life of a child refugee, and the work of resettlement, see this film. I highly recommend it.
Here is a real-life refugee story from the Church World Service Refugee Resettlement Program.