In May 2003, Peacemaker in Action James Lual Atak founded New Life Ministry (NLM) in what is now the northwest of South Sudan. James held classes under a tree, using a single textbook to teach what was initially a handful of students.
Yesterday, NLM celebrated its 20-year anniversary of serving the community. This anniversary coincides with the International Day of Living Together in Peace. New Life Ministry sets their vision of peace into practice by caring for more than 600 students, providing a safe place for orphans and victims of gender-based violence, and reinforcing anti-trafficking networks in the surrounding areas.
Creating spaces that promise safety and well-being, regardless of your identity, is a foundation of living together in peace.
To celebrate their success, New Life Ministry and Lift Up the Vulnerable are hosting a free week-long clinic to address the medical needs of all the local communities. With the help of 5 doctors and health specialists, the NLM clinic staff, and nursing school students (who are themselves NLM alumni), the clinic will administer care to thousands of people this week.
Join us in congratulating James Lual Atak on this outstanding milestone!
You can read more about NLM’s 20 year anniversary, get updates on the situation in Sudan and how it affects James’ work, and find out how you can support James and New Life Ministry by visiting Lift Up the Vulnerable.
Wishing you a hopeful International Day of Living Together in Peace.