The handsome African man spoke in correct, accented English to the folks sitting in a circle in the youth room at the Danville Congregational Church on Sunday. His words on this beautiful sunny day were surreal as they told of rape, murder and starvation in Sudan, his homeland. "As I speak right now, people are dying," said Silvestro Akara Bakhiet. He was surrounded by members of his extended family, including his parents, brothers, his wife and baby, two other little children, 13 in all. They were visiting from San Francisco to take part in the church's worship service, its after-service coffee, then lunch and this conversation.
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