The man standing in the photo is studying to be a pastor at the Shalom University of Bunia. He was sent by his home church which does not have a trained pastor. For almost two years the church supported him as best they could with their meager incomes, in the hope that he would come back and help them better understand their faith. But, he comes from the area affected by the LRA. The pastor and members of this home church were chased from their homes and fields. For three months, he did not even know where the pastor had gone, nor most of the members. Needless to say, the church has not been able to continue its support, so he is struggling to keep his family well and continue his studies. There are many stories like his.
(This was first posted on a different site. It was republished here in March 2012.)