August 1st to August 31st, 2018


Since 1995 CSI has been working in Sudan, providing humanitarian aid to people of all faiths who are victims of war and persecution.

CSI frees slaves, feeds the hungry, and provides medical support to the sick.


9 years ago...


Becca and Pastor Heidi met to explore Becca’s call to free slaves in the Sudan.  A year later, Becca launched the Free for Fifty Sudan Freedom Walk. 

Through Becca’s leadership and the church’s, CSI’s, family and friends’ support, the Free for Fifty campaign has evolved from a walk to an online fundraising effort that has raised over $90,000 and free over 1,800 slaves.


This will be the final year of the Sudan Freedom Pledge Drive ran by our Denver and Chicago based team. However, the fight for freedom goes on! Always abolitionists, Becca and Pastor Heidi will be reunited with Keer Deng (a former slave) and walking with the students of Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California in Easter of 2019. 

Pastor Heidi and Becca are passing the torch back to CSI’s capable executive director, and to the students of Marin Catholic High School. They are very excited for one last pledge drive to honor all of the work and support that have been done over the past nine years!

Thank you to those of you who continue to support this cause and all of the fights for freedom in this world. We are not free until we are all free. 

Where is God Calling Becca and Pastor Heidi?


becca WILSON Bretz

In the past four years, Becca has become very involved in activism surrounding prisoner’s rights and criminal justice reform. She views this as a continuation of her earlier activism, fighting for justice and freedom in our world. Right now she is organizing for several grassroots nonprofits in Chicago and working at a nonprofit.

We will just have to see where life takes this recent graduate and activist in the next few years! 


Pastor Heidi McGinniss

After 14 years of serving the Lord’s persecuted and enslaved, Pastor Heidi, in her retirement is engaged in peace-making with both Sudans.  She has been asked to return to the Presbyterian area of South Sudan to offer theological and trauma training.  She yearns to return to the border areas, where she worked for 14 years, and is delighted to have family time and time for friends. 

Maybe she’ll start working on that book.


August 1st to August 31st, 2018