Making a Difference – Hunger Relief 2016

Making a Difference hunger relief
January 25, 2016

We have received calls from Malawi and Mozambique that the rains stopped after we left and the new crops have all died. If the rains begin again soon, they will have time to replant. This is yet another blow to these people who are already hungry and struggling for food.

February 6, 2016

Pray for the hungry. My heart is heavy as I have been in contact with Malawi all day. The elderly and orphans are in danger. I am going to send some small funds to help the neediest. Bro. Master was able to buy a bag of maize for his family when we visited. I asked him if his family had food now and he said, “The bag is almost finished, but this is a secret of God.” He would never ask us for food. He only tells us the needs of others who beg him to ask us for help.

February 12, 2016

Thank you for your donations for the hungry. We were able to purchase 200 bags of maize which will be distributed this Sunday. Additional funds are coming in such that we anticipate sending more in the near future. This will be shared among those in Malawi. There is not enough to give to Mozambique right now. We saw over 1500 families when we visited in December. Pray for God to give weather that is favorable for crops. Thank you for sharing God’s love and care to the hungry. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples…”

February 17, 2016

The 200 bags of maize were divided between 800 families. Thank you for giving them respite from hunger. Pray God will provide where we can not. God bless all who gave. Thousands of mouths will be full this week because of your gift of love.

March 4, 2016

Thank you to those who have given food to assist those in Malawi. We sent a smaller amount to help those in neighboring Mozambique. This is where the flooding was so bad last year also. There are 600 families in this area. Reports tell us that the children are losing weight for lack of food. The photos will show you that what we gave was pitiful little (1/3 sack) per family. This will provide 270 families enough to feed them for 10 days. Please pray for them and thank you for all you have done to help.

Hunger Report-Mozambique

May 17, 2016

We back from Mozambique but the condition is very very bad. Some of our church members lost their life. no food, with the bags we have we gave four families one bag but a number of families still remaining. I saw a man crying because he didn’t receive 12 kilograms of maize. Please let’s pray for this problem.

-Bro. Master

The Power of Prayer

May 29, 2016

A group of ministers traveled from Mozambique to bring a familiar report. The people are hungry. More elderly and orphans will die soon if they do not receive food. The government is not helping in their region. The Catholic churches give monthly assistance to their members, but we have not been able to send food for a while and when we did it was only enough to last for about a week. Some families received none and grown men cried.

My heart was moved by their situation. There they sat together in that room having traveled to Bro. Master’s home to relate their latest report. Together we prayed over the phone for God to have mercy, preserve and strengthen their faith, to cause the crops to grow and to send food where there is none. Please join with us in prayer.
$30 provides a family with maize for a month. Most American’s have to make a daily decision not to eat too much! Even if our diet is not extravagance, most of us have an abundance. How many of us throw leftovers away on a regular basis? If you wish to provide food for the hungry, you may send a donation to Africa Mission, 605 Bishops Ct., Nixa, MO 65714. Or donate by Paypal here. Designate for Mozambique.

“The Government of Mozambique activated on 12 April 2016 the institutional Red alert due to drought.
The Ministry of Agriculture, based on the crop lost area, estimated that 323,000 farmers are currently affected by drought.
Prices of staple food in the main markets have increased by 100%;

On 1st April 2016, SETSAN released the results of the food and nutrition security assessment which indicated that at the moment, almost all the households do not have cereals reserves for consumption; there are very little households (less than 10%) that expects to harvest some cereals due to the current drought; most of the households did at least 2 – 3 sowing indicating need of assistance in seeds for the coming season; there was a sharp reduction on the diet quality from November 2015 – March 2016; the nutritional status of the children is worrisome.” Report from UN Resident Coordinator for Mozambique, UN Country Team in Mozambique.

Thank You

July 7, 2016

We thank all who responded to the cries for help from Mozambique. Through your donations, we were able to purchase 300 bags of maize for the families worst affected by hunger. There have been several deaths there and the young and aged are particularly at risk.

When the families came to receive maize, there were 355 families present, so they decided to remove 10 kilos of grain from each bag so each family would have food. Please continue to pray for these people as well as all of those in Malawi. The next maize crop will not come until fall. In the meantime, they are trying to grow potatoes. Thank you for all you have done.

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