The worst drought in 60 years has hit eastern Africa. In June, USAID reported that over 10 million people in the region require humanitarian assistance to stay alive. Since then the situation was deteriorated.
Included in the affected areas are our churches along the Kenya/Tanzania border. Our church members, primarily Maasai, depend on their cattle for survival. Because of the drought the remaining Maasai herds, now emaciated and depleted by nearly 50%, have been moved to areas far from the village to find water and grass.
Our friends are living in famine conditions. That means there is no meat, no milk for the children, and little food in the villages. They are now suffering from acute malnutrition. In response, we have sent all of our reserve funds to help feed the families in our churches.
Please pray about sending an additional gift, above your regular donation to support this ministry, for our churches in East Africa. This is a situation that demands a response. These are not strangers seen on the news in some far away land. They are our friends. They are the people who have heard and accepted the gospel because you sent us to them. They are desperate people who cannot help themselves.
You can help! howFar will you go?
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?'
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'
Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?'
Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'"
Jesus Christ (Matthew 25, ESV)
Send your relief donation to:
Place a note with your gift directing your donation to "Africa Relief".
The How Far Foundation, Inc.
4295 Suwanee Mill Drive
Buford, Georgia 30518
Celebration Banquet Cancelled: The famine at our churches in East Africa requires that all of our resources be reallocated to humanitarian aid. We simply cannot justify the cost of this year’s banquet when so many of our friends and fellow saints are suffering so terribly.