Emma McCune was a British relief worker who came to Sudan in hopes of helping those in the war torn region. Her life was chronicled in the book Emma’s War by Deborah Scroggins and is in production as a motion picture release.
In the early 1990s McCune met a young “war child” named Emmanuel Jal. She took such a liking to him that she helped smuggle him into Kenya, let him live with her in her home and provided him with an education.
Here’s Jal’s spoken word tribute to his “angel.” A testimony to the difference that can be made when we care enough to invest in the lives of those who are poor around the world.
(Also seems like the perfect opportunity to ask you to consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International.)