No longer lost, men find new lives here

By Ruby Thomas, Record Staff Writer
In 1989, members of a militia fueled by a raging civil war burst into the villages of three boys between the ages of 7 and 10 in what is now South Sudan.
Frightened, they ran in search of safety — something that would dangle just outside their grasp until 2001, when they were resettled here by Catholic Charities of Louisville.

Sixteen years later — over coffee and breakfast pastries on an ordinary Saturday morning, May 27 — Anyuon Agoth Manyuon, Ngong Lang Deng and Ngor Deng recalled the journey that brought them more than 7,000 miles to Louisville, where they are working, raising children and living quiet lives.

When their villages were attacked, the frantic boys ran alone into the woods where they met up with thousands of others fleeing the same fate — the children became the “Lost Boys of Sudan.”

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