Originally from South Sudan, Okuon Cham arrived in Houston, Texas, from Nairobi, Kenya, in May of 2009. Okuon was born in a little village in South Sudan and, when he was a teenager, had to go to Kenya in search of opportunities (school) and ended up here in the United States of America. Okuon did live in a refugee camp in Kakuma, Northern Kenya, before going to Nairobi, where he enrolled in a boarding school, awaiting his coming to the United States, made possible by the Catholic charity agency based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Okuon Cham stayed in Houston for seven months in the Catholic charity program upon his arrival and then decided to move to Minnesota in 2010, where he could see some familiar faces, he thought, but instead his life became miserable and went spiraling down, and he had to come back to Houston, where he was lifted up by the invisible power. In other words, Okuon’s master and teacher arrived in Houston upon his return from Minnesota. He got born again in Houston in June of 2015, and for him, it has been an amazing journey ever since.