Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Year and New Life
What a great story on the front page of the St. Joseph News-Press today about the celebration of the New Year by local Sudanese immigrants. I've known some of these folks for almost three years now and they continue to teach me new things about life. I was unaware that many of the "Lost Boys" and others from southern Sudan here in America did not know their birth dates and were given January 1 as their birth date when they came here. After the suffering they have seen, New Year's Day is surely a celebration of new opportunities for life and joy. First Lutheran Church of St. Joseph and its pastor Roger Lenander deserve praise for welcoming the Sudanese so well.