Salva Mawien Dut Ariik! Do you see that group of bushes? You need only to walk as far as those bushes.
Uncle helped Salva when he was too tired to go on. He used a method that helped Salva keep going.
"It was almost if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey." Salva used his families strength to help him keep going.
Do you see those rocks? You need only to walk as far as those rocks.
"Uncle had helped him get through the desert that way, bit by bit, one step at a time. Perhaps...perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp the same way." He used Uncle's method at the camp, too.
"I need to get through the rest of this day, he told himself. This day and no other. If someone had told Salva that he would live in the camp for six years, he would have never believed it." The method worked for six years!
"One step at a time...one day at a time. Just today-just this day to get through... Salva told himself this every day. He told the boys in the group, too." He taught the boys in the group the methd, too.
"He could recall the gentleness of his sisters; the strength of his father; the care of his mother. Most of all, he remembered how Uncle had encouraged him in the desert." He remembered how his Uncle had helped him get through the desert, and he was grateful.