One man, called by God to minister to his people, lives out his call through civil war, loss of home and family, refugee life, and more.

John Chol Daau of South Sudan knew from a very young age that he was called by God to minister to his people. Even as a youngster he began to preach to people in his village and surrounding villages.

Educated at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, today Rev. Daau is an ordained Anglican priest, founder of Good Shepherd Academy, Good Shepherd College and Seminary, and creator of The Christian Times, South Sudan’s leading Christian publication.

In the years between childhood and ordination, in the words of humanitarian Baroness Caroline Cox, is a story that “is… a story of the lives of real people… victims of war inflicted by the regime in Khartoum. I was there many times during that war and witnessed the indescribable suffering of the people… and the tragic displacement from their homes. But I was always profoundly humbled and inspired by the ways in which people such as Rev. John Chol Daau retained a radiant, living faith through their anguish. Theirs is a story that needs to be told as a celebration of the power of God.”

Highly recommended reading.