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“I wish I could have run away with the people who died in Bor”

Esther Muwombi
250km | Pastor Deng Adut ran away from Bor when violence escalated – many remained behind and lost their lives.
4.02.2016  |  Nyumanzi, Uganda
Pastor Deng Adut in Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)
Pastor Deng Adut in Uganda. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)

> Departure: Bor, South Sudan
> Arrival: Nyumanzi refugee camp, Uganda
> Distance: 250km
> Name: Pastor Deng Adut
> Previous occupation: Pastor and employee at Warrior Security
> Current occupation: Pastor and employee at World Vision


Where did you run from?

Bor.

Where do you plan to go?

Back to my country.

What do you wish you could have taken with you? And why do you still dream of it?

I wish I could have run away with the people who died in Bor – I watched them being shot. The crippled, children and women were shot mercilessly. It hurts me that I couldn’t do anything at that time. I don’t really care about material things like cows, money, clothes or food, because God can give me more. I am most concerned about my people’s lives and I wish I had taken those lives with me.

What is your favourite item now? And what makes this item very precious?

My job. This job is in line with my dreams of serving God’s people. Each day I feel fulfilled when I see children smiling and regaining confidence after the gunfire trauma they experienced when the fighting broke out.

This article is part of:
On The Move: Experience is a solid walking stick
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