Recently, we learned of the travels of Big Kenny and his wife, Christiev to Africa and their great work promoting awareness of the crisis in Darfur. Over the next five days, we will be following their journey in our blog.


Bearing Light: A Journey to Sudan chronicles the journey of Big Kenny and Christiev Alphin accompanied by a small team of multi-professional individuals to the small village of Akon in Southern Sudan. For Kenny, who "knew he just had to... set foot on that land," the quest was a life-changing experience for each one of them, along with the discovery of a story about these wonderful people who, in the face of atrocities, maintain their dignity and grace. The group's visit was not only an inspiration for Akon residents with words and songs of encouragement, but offered hope through a commitment to help build a school for girls in the village.