20 million people are literally starving to death, many of whom are our own Foursquare brothers and sisters.
The refugee crisis in eastern Africa has quickly become one of the worst in the world. Drought, civil war and obstructions to humanitarian aid have led to severe famine for 20 million people. The sheer number has overwhelmed UN and local capacities, and these countries are rapidly running out of food. Whereas most children in the U.S. eat three times a day, children in these affected areas only eat once every three days! Our South Sudan missionary tells us the daily reality for most families is “eat or die.”
Foursquare has a unique relationship to this crisis, as it affects many of our people. In Bidi Bidi (one of the largest refugee camps in the world), a quarter of its 270,000 people are Foursquare members. Local Foursquare pastors are working hard to provide food and water for their people. Unfortunately, local resources are simply overwhelmed by the needs of a people desperate for food and hope.
In the next few weeks you will be hearing more about Project Nourish and how we can help make a difference in eastern Africa. Please begin to pray about how you, your friends and your family can join together to meet the needs of those who are so desperate for compassion.
Mathew 24:40, “…And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”