Hello Cooper friends,
Remember the famine of the 1980's? I sure do.
Well, Africa is facing another drought.
Thousands of people are without crops, the animals are dying,
and water holes are drying up.
When you add these problems to the increased global food prices
this equals a
for our brothers and sisters in Africa.
World Vision is trying to meet the need.
The need is BIG, but God is BIGGER!
Will you be Jesus to our world?
Please read the article below, thank you for praying
and for helping.
The situation is getting worse for millions in the
Horn of Africa.
Famine has been declared in two regions of
and is likely to spread to neighboring areas
if nothing is done to alleviate the suffering.
This is the first time in 20 years
that a food crisis
has reached the
Some experts fear the current conditions will
cause more devastation
than the drought that spread
from the Horn of Africa in the 1980s.
Already, more than 11 million people
of life-saving assistance.
3.7 million people half the population are in need of humanitarian assistance.
In Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp,
an average of 1,300 Somali refugees arrive each day.
Half of the newly arrived children are malnourished,
and many die on the way to the camp.
Ethiopia has the largest number of people affected
4.5 million lives are at risk
from the crisis.
Drought conditions are spreading into Tanzania where
500,000 people are already
affected and threatening other nearby countries.
If you've already given to help save children's lives in the Horn of Africa,
World Vision has launched a widespread response to the crisis,
including emergency feeding programs for children,
food distributions for vulnerable families,
access to clean water and health-care,
protection of livestock, peacekeeping efforts, and more.
to save children's lives.
The Horn of Africa is unlikely to receive
until early next year,
and food prices continue to rise.
Because World Vision has worked in the region
for decades, we have been awarded
government grants that can
multiply the impact
of your gift 5 times.
Join with us in praying for children
and families in the Horn of Africa,
and for improved conditions throughout the region.
Thank you for your generosity.
Go to www.worldvision.org to help.
This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity
on him, how can the love of God be in him?
let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.
1 John 3: 16-18
God bless you all,
Angi & Tim