Why Jenny feels led to help South Sudan
“I’ve traveled all over the world and I’ve never seen poverty like this,” said singer Jenny Simmons while in South Sudan with World Concern. Jenny visited some of the world’s most remote, undeveloped villages on her trip.
“I had three different moms try to give me their babies. As a mother, you have to be in a pretty desperate place to do that,” she recalled. Jenny connected deeply with the families she met in South Sudan, and feels compelled to tell others about the incredible challenges they face.
“There’s no difference between these families and mine, except they live here. I was born in a place with food and water and clothes … and they weren’t,” she said. “You’d think there’s this huge gap between us, but there’s not. We’re all sons and daughters of God. We’re all created in his image.”
“There’s no reason a mother should try to give me her baby. I can’t change the whole world. And I can’t bring that baby home—as much as I wanted to—but I can partner with World Concern. I can set my eyes and my heart beyond myself,” says Jenny. “Sometimes we don’t know where to start. This is a good place.”