Peace for Weary South Sudanese Refugees

October 4, 2016 • Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Samaritan's Purse staff member shares the Word of God at Doruma Camp

People fleeing terror find encouragement in God’s Word at Doruma Camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Binzei Justin Mario is the secretary of refugees in Doruma Camp. With his wife and six children, he escaped violence in South Sudan and is now a refugee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In South Sudan, I was captured by Palangabolo, a rebel group. They had arrested me and said I had to either join their group or pay for my release, but I refused to do either. So they decided to kill me, but God miraculously liberated me. Since the day I left South Sudan, I have taken refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I met Samaritan’s Purse in March 2016 when they first began working in Doruma. Staff members came to visit us in our camps. They prayed with us and shared the Word of God with us. It was great encouragement for us. They also gave us a Bible in Pazande, our native language. We’re now able to read God’s Word in a language we better understand.

Samaritan’s Purse has started a prayer service in our camp, and it has been growing progressively. We now have a congregation. I have learned that bags of flour and beans received from non-governmental organizations are helpful, but they can only feed us for a short time. However, the Word of God is giving us eternal life and peace forever.