Joseph made his first presentation of the fall at Fargo-Moorhead’s Unitarian Universalist Church. Joseph made his first real public presentation at this church one year ago. He has accomplished a lot in 12 months. Last year, he struggled to get through the presentation, unprepared for the emotional strain of telling about his life in Sudan. This year, he spoke with confidence and humor, passion when appropriate.
In those twelve months, he has made numerous presentations, traveled to Sudan, graduated from NDSU, published a book, been featured in a documentary (in progress), continued to be a guardian to his younger siblings and parent to his children. This year should be similarly busy: he is going back to Sudan with two board members, the documentary will premier November 9, he will have many speaking engagements, he will be busy fund raising, and with any luck, we will break ground on a boarding school in his village.