God Never Grows Tired Of Us

How happy are the poor in spirit

Matthew 5:3
Revelations 7:2-4,9-14; Psalms 24:1-4,5-6; I John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon Week/Year

All Saints, B

The 2006 documentary “God Grew Tired of Us,” chronicles the lives of three of the “Lost Boys of the Sudan,” orphaned as a result of the Sudanese civil war. With little more than the clothes on their back, 25,000 boys, without parents, fled their native land to escape certain death.

From the lush Sudanese landscape, the boys’ impossible journey takes them 1,000 miles on foot, through hostile desert conditions without food or water. Dying from starvation, disease, bombing raids and murder, the ever decreasing number of survivors first settle in Ethiopia, and finally to the relative safety of Kenya’s, Kakuma refugee camp. Some live in the settlement for as long as 10 years, enduring harsh conditions, often without adequate food or medical assistance. Mercifully, in 2001 the United States opened its shores to 3,600 of these lost souls.

Leaving behind thousands of their brethren in the Kakuma refugee camp, the boys bound for the US struggle to adapt to the ultimate culture shock. In…

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