While her husband stayed in their home state of Unity, Adakien and her four children have moved from camp to camp over the past two years to flee the violence. She’s not sure if her husband is alive, and she has no way to contact him.
“My country hasn’t made great advances in the last five years [since independence],” Adakien says. “I have seen suffering and fighting, but I am still proud. We have our own country, and I wouldn’t want to change this for anything.”
Father God, protect the children and families displaced and separated by conflict as they pursue an enduring peace. Most of all, may they find hope in You. Give them courage and continued resilience to hold on to what is good.