Kenya Food Relief / February 2008
Thursday, January 10th
A few days ago, the deadly monster in the name of ‘tribal clashes' struck our country. This fully fledged ethnic-based violence has torn through our nation. As a result of this… hunger is now gazing. The displaced people have no food. For this reason we thought that it was necessary for us to make known the situation to our head office in America.
The situation has grown from bad to worse. Because of the urgency of the matter, we were able to take food to these people on 5th Jan 2008. The foods we took there revived their hopes. The food comprised of the following items:
• 13 sacks of corn
• 123 bales of corn four
Words cannot begin to describe what we feel for these children and adults a like, who are ever cheerful and forgiving regardless of what they have gone through. It makes us want to give and up lift their lives every time, if only to see the smile on their faces and the sounds of laughter in their voices.
It was all smiles from the people at the show ground. (this is an open area in the town of Nakuru where the people sought refuge) Many had just arrived from Eldoret and burnt forest areas. Their haggard looks would bring tears to anyone's eyes. They had been transported in big trucks for long distances. Actually over 200 Kilometers.
Our small gifts were like manna from heaven. They had never seen food of this amount coming their way in the last one to two weeks. Their exhausted looks were a clear indication of severe hunger.
I am sending you lots of pictures that were taken during this exercise.
We will leave tomorrow again at the crack of dawn. This time we want to visit a few churches and police stations in Rongai and Salgaa. It has come to my attention that many more people are seeking refuge in these two places. We will be there to share with these people more food
My staff has always been encouraged to serve and give their best to all the children and adults a like. They did a nice job. They still are doing a very nice job.
Our sons and daughters are dying of AIDS yet ethnic clashes and hunger are now another ugly threat to humanity.
As I write this article, many displaced people are still streaming into Nakuru. Keep those prayers coming.
And to all our sponsors… this is for you all…"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." (Isaiah 43: 18 – 19). Thank you for your generous contributions because this way we are going to conquer AIDS, disease and hunger. YOU ARE BLESSED. AMEN!
Childcare Worldwide – Kenya,
EAST AFRICA DIRECTOR
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