Lost Girl of Sudan Finds... and Gives... Forgiveness with Rebecca Deng
Refugees: What You Don't Hear on the News
WORLD REFUGEE DAY EPISODE. Join author and former refugee Rebecca Deng as she walks you through the colors of her journey from a vibrant village to life in a refugee camp to resettlement in America. You won’t want to miss stories straight from her newly released book, “What They Meant for Evil: How a Lost Girl of Sudan Found Healing, Peace, and Purpose in the Midst of Suffering.” Show Notes UNICEF: From Refugee to U.S. Citizen: A Former Lost Girl Looks Back Rebecca Deng Facebook Book: What They Meant For Evil by Rebecca Deng
June is Immigrant Heritage Month and we are celebrating all month long by sharing past programs presented in conjunction with our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. This exhibit has been extended through 2021 and you can explore it in person at the American Writers Museum or online at My-America.org. We kick off this special series with Rebecca Deng, who shares her story as a South Sudanese refugee finding a home in the U.S. in her memoir What They Meant for Evil. This conversation originally took place December 6, 2019 and was recorded live at the American Writers Museum. We hope you enjoy entering the mind of a writer. Listen to all podcast episodes here.
Tune in as the Office of Spiritual Development interviews Rebecca Deng. Rebecca Deng, of South Sudan’s Dinka tribe, is one of the 89 Lost Girls who came to the United States in 2000 as a refugee after living eight years in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The violence she experienced as a child during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005) has given her a deep empathy for children and young adults who face similar situations today. She became a US citizen in 2006. Today Rebecca is an international speaker and advocate for women and children who have been traumatized and victimized by war. She has spoken at the United Nations and served as a Refugee Congress delegate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Washington DC. She also led a sixty-five person team of referendum workers at the 2011 Out of the Country Voting Center for the South Sudanese Independence Referendum. She worked with the American Bible Society’s Mission Trauma Healing program, formerly called She’s My Sister. This episode ties in closely with our Kauffman Initiative Fall Series. If you want to know more about the Kauffman Initiative, check out this site: Kauffman Initiative Fall Series. To receive the 10 part Fall 2020 Kauffman Series, please sign up here: Free Registration.
Rebecca Deng: Speaker, Author, Girls Education and Refugee Advocate
Leaders in Focus Podcast
SSN Podcast hosted Rebecca Deng who shared her story as a former refugee, living and studying in the U.S., and her activities as a girl-child education and refugee advocate. She also spoke about her book, What They Meant for Evil, a memoir. You can find the book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and don't forget to get in touch with Rebecca on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Produced and edited by: Madit Yel; Theme song by: Anchor FM;
Episode 75: Rebecca Deng on Being Lost, Being Found, and Finding God in the Midst
The Small Town Girl Podcast with Jenn VanHekken
Rebecca Deng, author of What They Meant for Evil, sits down and shares her story of growing up in a small village in South Sudan, fleeing to a refugee camp in Kenya, and eventually qualifying to come to the United States as only one of 79 Lost Girls given refugee status. She shares how she found a community of support in the church at the refugee camp where she could sing and dance and mourn with those around her, and the way that life in the United States changed her forever. Plus...we talk about her first experience with snow (she thought the world was ending), how she navigated the American education system and eventually earned her Master's Degree, and the way that God was with her through it all. Where to Find Rebecca: Facebook Instagram "What They Meant for Evil" What she recommends: What She Says: "The focus on lamentation, and the singing of lamentation was so good. We would sing, "Oh, God, why is this suffering happening to me?" And church was the only place you could talk about that." "The good thing was that the community was there. If you would lose someone, people would come to your house for seven days and just love you." "My prayer always was: If I make it out, that will be really good...but if I don't make it to the United States, please guard my heart so I can be happy for others." "He is a God of abundance, and wants us to have joy...and that's where I see him showing up over and over again in my life." "We don't have to have the same background or speak the same language...people are people." "This world is God's mission. He has been at work on it from the beginning of time, and he will be at work on it until the end of time...whether or not I am in it." Just breaking in here to let you know about one of my amazing sponsors, Priva MD Wellness. PrivaMD Wellness is focused on analyzing, targeting, and resolving root causes using both Eastern and Western medicine. We offer a holistic line of alternative care methods designed to get to the root cause of your concerns and help you bring about optimal health and wellness. They offer: Ionic Foot Detox Infrared Sauna Acupuncture Diagnostic Testing Health Coaching & Education And much more And this month, they have a special just for my listeners. This month only, you can use the Promo Code BeWell to receive $15.00 off a Wellness Service or 10% off a facial laser treatment. That is $15.00 off of any of their wellness services. You don’t want to miss out on that, so give them a call today and use the code BE WELL. From the moment you walk in the door of Lakeshore Orthodontics, you will notice that they are dedicated to providing your family with the very best orthodontic care in a supportive and caring manner. Dr. Charnley and his team have created an office environment that not only excels at orthodontic care, but is truly a friendly, welcoming environment that patients enjoy visiting. Lakeshore Orthodontics has three locations - Grand Haven, Ludington and Whitehall, MI, where they are proud to offer orthodontic services to patients of all ages, as well as offering flexible payment plans to help you attain your smile, which, let me tell you, I am so grateful for. And this month, Lakeshore Orthodontics has a special offer for my listeners. For the month of March, they are offering $250 off of Invisalign. $250!! All you have to do is call Lakeshore Orthodontics at 616-842-8820 and use the promo code SMILE. Give Lakeshore Orthodontics a try today, and get started on your own personalized journey toward a beautiful smile.
In this episode, Jenna Brandsen sat down with Rebecca Deng, a former refugee who is one of the “Lost Girls” of South Sudan. Rebecca shared about her experience as a refugee in the US, and shared how the church can help welcome refugees.