The Rev.Zachariah Char, Founder of the Jok Char Development Foundation and one of Sudanese lost boys, was displaced from his home village of Duk Padiet at the age of six, during the devastation civil war that killed over 2 million Sudanese. He spent 13 years with others Sudanese Youngers at a refugee camp in Northern Kenya.
In 2000, the United States began a placement program for refugees, and Zachariah made his journey to Grand Rapids Michigan. Since relocating at the age of 19, Zachariah paid his way through college, while work at Amway as washing dishes and work at the meat factory.
Zachariah got his Bachelor’s degree in Social work and Bible from Kuyper College, and now working in refugee department at Bethany Christian Services.