Guatemala: Where No One Else Would Go

Guatemala: Where No One Else Would Go

Guatemala faced one of the biggest natural catastrophes on June 3, 2018, when Volcano de Fuego erupted. Over 1.7 million people were affected, hundreds are still missing and 160 deaths have been registered.   Our partners on the ground, Living Water Ministry, began helping immediately. Other organizations also came together to meet urgent needs, so Living Water Ministry decided to go to the places where no one else would go. They found the village of El Socorro, adjacent to the river that runs south on the west side of the volcano. At the time of the eruption, volcanic matter and rain made the water level rise so high that it washed away the hanging bridge that connected El Socorro with the village on the other side of the river. The village flooded and homes were … read more>>

Malawi: Feeding the Blind

Malawi: Feeding the Blind

We recently shared an update from our partners in Malawi, Iris Africa. We have more good news to share from the work they are doing there. Every day, they are feeding orphans, widows and the blind, including Rose and her family. Here is an excerpt from Iris Africa's report: Both Rose and her husband Jafeti are blind and raising four beautiful children aged 3 to 12 years. They live in the rural village of Bzirkunda in the southern district of Malawi. It is difficult for the blind to access education, find employment, and be accepted by society. Rose and Jafeti are among approximately 136,000 blind people in Malawi, 80% of whom suffered from cataracts or glaucoma and would have sight today had they received adequate health care.Rose greeted us with a warm smile and welcomed each … read more>>

Iraq: Hope in the Midst of Heartbreak

Iraq: Hope in the Midst of Heartbreak

We recently sent 1,260 boxes of meals to Iraq that were distributed through outreaches by our partner Light a Candle Project. These outreaches gave hope to widows and food to starving families in refugee camps. It fed babies who entered the world due to rape by ISIS and are thus abandoned. These packages of food that we sent are changing lives, not just because of the nutrition they contain, but the hope of the Gospel that comes with them. At one camp in Mosul, 6,750 people (of which, about 4,050 were children) received 18 packages of food each. These families lived under ISIS rule for two to four years. Almost all of them have suffered from the heartbreak of losing family members and having their homes destroyed. The refugees in the camp cannot leave and buy food, so what is … read more>>

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