SIOUX FALLS, SD –
The Lost Boys from South Sudan have seen the worst in life and are still trying to find the best. After escaping the war-torn nation, many made their new home in Sioux Falls. And now, one Lost Boy is giving back to his home village years after leaving.
“I remember that day, way back,” Moses Joknhial II said.
You can call Moses Joknhial a “Lost Boy.” Some 25 years ago North and South Sudan were locked in a civil war. His home village in the South was under attack from the North. A group of children, without adults, were forced to flee.
“Along the way a lot of friends being eaten by lion and some eaten by rhino and some dying because they couldn’t walk,” Joknhial said.
Only nine-years old at the time, he thought they were just leaving for the day and would soon return to the village. Little did he know it would turn into a 1,000 mile march.
“The youngest one is 5-years old and the oldest was 15. And this was by no parents and no, just no shoes only a few blankets on the way,” Joknhial said.
The group eventually made their way to a refugee camp in
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