We welcome Dr. Noel Stringham from Wheaton College! One of his published articles is titled "It takes a village to raise a militia". Noel met many South Sudanese refugees from the Nuer tribe in Lincoln, Nebraska where he was also a high school student. Noel became friends learned their language as he planted on the same basketball team. He lived in South Sudan in 2012 -2013. Dr Stringham has great insight into knowledge and understanding of the South Sudan affairs.