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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Thank you Amy for making this current need known! Please read the following post from Tom Davis.

URGENT! Help Feed Hungry Kids in Ethiopia and Swaziland

Friends, I need your help this month to deliver 120,000 meals to Ethiopia and Swaziland. The food situation in both countries is dire, and I'm asking you to help today with a gift.

Last month, Children's HopeChest walked right into the food crisis in Ethiopia. While I was leading a team in Swaziland, I received this urgent message from our staff in Ethiopia:

Tom, I've just gotten back from Moses' Children's Home here in Ethiopia. Their needs cannot wait and the food situation is beyond critical. I'm doing what I can to get food to the kids, but we need money right away to secure regular food for the next few months. If not, many of the kids here will risk starvation. Please help.

Moses' Children's Home is one of the orphanages in line for sponsorship. Until two months ago, their private funding was supporting this work. Now, those funds are gone, and the kids are hungry.

I was in Swaziland in January, and it's the same story there. So many hungry kids. We're launching several new carepoints, and want to make sure they are set up for feeding as many kids as possible.

Children's HopeChest has crafted rapid intervention to get food to Ethiopia and Swaziland. Here's the plan and how you can help:

$3,125 is needed immediately to send 20,000 meals to Ethiopia. This food is bound for Moses' Home, Abenezer's Home, and some of the orphanages where Ryan Brown and Gladney are working.

An additional $10,000 is needed to purchase a container to ship 100,000 meals to Swaziland for use in the CHC carepoints there. The container will remain in Swaziland and our staff will use it as a storage container for ministry items.

$13,125 for one container and 120,000 meals. Can you help us?

Use the DONATE link below to go directly to the giving page. Put "FEBRUARY FOOD PROJECT" in your note.


suzanne mayernick said...

OMG!! my pastor is challenging us to eat fruits, veggies and water for 7 this?!?! Can' HE just hear us without all of this "doing without" hahaha gonna pray about this....surely if I can do it for a week, I can go 40days?!?!? xxoo

Bethany said...

THanks for posting this! I donated this morning....I'm eager to see the total amount reached! I have no doubt it will be.

You are so sweet for offering your home!! Myself, Jeff, and Brooke (A different route) are flying down together. I would love to say yes to staying at your place...seen as how we seriously don't have money for all of this...but would this be weird without you being home?

Anyhoo think about it.. We are totally putting this in God's hands, the confrence is 2 full days so we really just need a place to crash at night (confrence ends at 9pm each night).

If this doesn't work out do you have great ideas of local hotels that you would suggest or other places to stay?

I wish you were going to be home

Tracy said...

yes they are!!! and our kids are there! thanks for posting this! there is nothing more urgent!

Melissa said...

Oh, those babies! Praying every dollar be given, every need met.

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