“Just having something that we could call our own – that we could play with and that could take our minds off of what happened during the war – receiving that shoebox was just the beginning of my faith,” Nsengimana said. “It reminded us that someone out there cared for us.”
SaveJames supporters have since created a new website in James’ honor to fight to save thousands of children from chemical castration via puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. The new site is now sjsavethousands.com.
Organized and led by students, SYATP is “about one simple thing—STUDENTS in PRAYER.” Students can participate by praying on Sept. 25 at 7:00 AM their local time or pray in unique ways, places, and times during the Global Week of Student Prayer, which is Sept. 22-Sept. 28.
“[Kids] want to be a part of a big story and the way that we tell the ‘Bible often, we cut it up into little pieces and they can never find themselves in the macro story, the big story, of the Bible,” he said.’
“Babies are gross. You know what it does to your body? You’re not a woman so you’d have no idea.”
Food and faith have gone together since God formed humans from the soil to enjoy all God made, according to Vanderslice.