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Image of mom and child in Guatemala receiving food aid

A Veritable Lifeline

Guatemala was already suffering from high malnutrition rates, but during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the numbers have continued to skyrocket. Because of you, 100 children are receiving packets of food to help supplement their nutrition. Here is one testimony...

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Picture of hurricane Dorian victims in Haiti

“Help us, Jesus!”

I tried to imagine what it would be like to endure a Category 5 hurricane generating 185 mph sustained winds, dumping 3 feet of rain, and pushing a wall of seawater over 20 feet tall across the island, submerging all but a few small areas of high ground, incessantly pounding everything in its path to shreds—and even moving large cement block homes hundreds of feet off their foundations. Most trees were uprooted or snapped off; those that remained were barren, leafless skeletons.

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Picture of devastation from the Bahamas (Getty Images)

Responding to Disaster in the Bahamas

I’m sure you’ve watched in horror the media’s coverage of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian this week in the Bahamas. Although known as a tourist destination and getaway for the rich, the vast majority of the Bahamian people, scattered across many of the 700 islands that make up that nation, are very poor and without the means to recover on their own.

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Picture of disaster in Malawi

Relief Comes to Malawi and Mozambique

Will it stop?? That’s what I’ve been thinking in March and early April as 3 separate cyclones (hurricanes) pommeled the southeastern coast of Africa—particularly Mozambique and Malawi, two of the poorest countries on earth.

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