Friday, November 11, 2011

The people of Sudan ~ A call to act

I received an urgent email on November 9 from Samaritan's Purse asking for prayer and financial support for a makeshift refugee camp in South Sudan where they are providing live-saving aid for over 22,000 people a day.  These people fled their homes in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where they are victims of brutal persecution.  They bring nothing with them, most of them are women, children and elderly who have been able to escape.  Samaritan's Purse has been airlifting tons food to these people because the rain has washed out the roads to this remote, swampy area.  Their supplies are running out.
My heart breaks for these people and I have prayed for them and asked God how I can give something.  I was very shocked and saddened when this morning I received another email from Samaritan's Purse explaining that the country of Sudan dropped 4 bombs on this refugee camp yesterday. You can read more about the story here.
Miraculously, all of the Samaritan's Purse staff are safe and there have been no casualties reported among the refugees.  One bomb fell on a schoolhouse with over 300 children inside but did not explode.  How amazing is God's mighty protection!
I ask that you will join me in praying for these people and their country, also pray about how you can give to help.  I took my first knitting class yesterday {thank you Peggy, loved it!} and am halfway finished with knitting a scarf.  It is my intention to finish it this weekend and sell it on ebay.  I will be donating all of the proceeds to Samaritan's Purse for the people of Sudan.  It isn't much, but as I was reminded this past Sunday in church, God only calls us to give what we have, He can do big things from our small gifts of obedience, like the woman with only a little oil and flour or the boy with a few small loaves of bread and fish.
I will post more information about this sell soon, thanks for joining me in prayer!

1 comment:

~Mom~ said...

Wow! I will pray! Thanks for having a heart of compassion and sharing it with us.
We are so blessed.