Hope Rising

Periodic Updates and Communication

Nduregu Michael

January 7, 2022

My name is Nduregu Michael, a student of senior three Science and a member of Sunshine Club.I would like to thank the people who are really giving their help toward Undying Hope in South Sudan, because they have the potential to help young people who are really struggling for themselves in order to excel and…

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Julia

January 7, 2022

My name is Julia, a science student and Assistant secretary of the Sunshine Club. I want to thank everyone who is supporting the work of Undying Hope International to help girls who are facing challenges to finish their education. Many Challenges that are facing girls at schools may be because of students that are having one parent…

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Undying Hope’s Core Values: Endurance

July 30, 2021

Endurance The people of South Sudan have endured much pain, suffering, and loss of countless precious lives during civil wars coupled with widespread diseases, ongoing famines, and tribal conflicts, among others. Moreover, to this day, many South Sudanese are still enduring hardships, challenges, and difficulties as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) within South Sudan and refugees…

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South Sudan’s 10th Independence Anniversary & Killarney House Fundraiser & more

July 9, 2021

Dear family and friends of South Sudan, Happy South Sudan’s 10th Independence Anniversary! On this day, 10-years ago, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan and became a sovereign nation. Unfortunately, soon after that, South Sudan plunged into two deadly wars, economy plummeted, educational index fell far behind the world, health conditions deteriorated, famine widespread,…

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Theil’s Update: June 2021

June 18, 2021

Dear family and friends, Before typing this update, I took the time to reflect on many of God’s blessings in my life. I am thankful for my beautiful and most amazing wife and our precious two children. Grateful for family, friends, and communities with whom my family is surrounded. Hopeful for many lives that will…

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The Accelerating Moving Walkway

June 10, 2021

The Accelerating Moving Walkway My first encounter with the accelerating moving walkway was at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport. My friend Ericson and I were at the airport waiting for our next flight to the states. We enjoyed watching people walk on the airport’s accelerating moving walkway. We were ambivalent about the speed and wondering about…

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Shooting at Taab Market

May 20, 2021

A Story of Hope and Resiliencefrom my Childhood Shooting at Taab Market The social and political injustices which happened in Sudan revealed the intense cultural divide between armed Sudanese soldiers and innocent civilians. Sudan’s government deployed thousands of troops into southern Sudan to protect civilians. Sadly, when the government faced resistance in the south, these…

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The Statue of Liberty, Beacon of Hope

May 13, 2021

The Statue of Liberty in New York sheds light on my hopes and aspirations upon arriving on U.S. soil as a new refugee. On September 28, 1998, as my flight (the KLM plane) approached the landing runway at the JFK International Airport, I looked out the small window. Suddenly, through the clouds of my dreams of…

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A Basic Animation Story Created By My 13-Years Old Son + Update

May 2, 2021

Animation + Update  Dear family and friends, With great joy and deepest admiration, I am sharing with you a few slides of an animation story created by my 13-years old son, Thomas-Dhel, as part of his tech class. It’s a basic animation but captured Thomas’ four years of personal experience in Africa. Thomas’ story includes crowded classrooms with…

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Behind Every Number there is a real person’s face

December 28, 2020

Dear Friends and Family, A simple google search on South Sudan shows over two million precious lives lost during decades of Sudan civil war and a staggering number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees scattered worldwide, including in neighboring countries.  Worse yet, health facilities and schools were destroyed during the war, and teachers fled…

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