John is a native of Tonj, but moved to Khartoum at the beginning of the 20 year civil war in Sudan. Like Muordek he was also blessed by being allowed to study in Khartoum, and was allowed to live there and not serve in the military. He received his teaching certification there.
John says he started attending a Presbyterian church in Khartoum, “20 or 30 years ago, I don’t remember.” He says he called himself a Christian from then on, but “I never knew Jesus in my heart,” until he came to CC Tonj in 2016. At that time, he decided to come to a service, mainly because there was no Presbvterian church on Tonj. He says that very soon after he began attending CC, “Jesus bagan speaking to me in my heart.” By that time he was already deeply impressed that CC presented an image of God as a real, living Person, actively involved in the world and the lives of His children. It was very shortly afterward that Jesus began speaking to him personally.