Now I order you to retain this creed for your nourishment throughout life and never to accept any alternative, not even if I myself were to change and say something contrary to what I am now teaching, not even if some angel of contradiction, changed into an angel of light, tried to lead you astray. For even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which you have now received, let him be accursed in your sight. – St Cyril of Jerusalem
How do they celebrate Mother’s Day in a war zone? A story from South Sudan
Migunde and her daughter, Mercy, in South Sudan.
The news from our team in South Sudan is heartbreaking. War and famine continue to bring suffering, sickness and death to the most vulnerable women and children. I can’t get Migunde’s story out of my mind. She has nowhere to turn, so I’m turning to you.
Migunde is only 15 years old. Orphaned at 13, she’s already been the victim of war, displacement, violence and deep social injustice. She was brutalized by an uncle and became pregnant. As a powerful member of the local militia, he is protected from punishment.
We met Migunde just days after she was assaulted and we’ve been holding her hand ever since. CMMB provided access to quality healthcare, counseling, and a safe delivery at the hospital. We welcomed her daughter, Mercy, as a member of our CMMB family. While we hope that Migunde will physically recover, the emotional scars will never heal.