Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Friday, February 15, 2008

CNN Covers Food in Zimbabwe

Note: I have corrected these links. Check out these 2 videos, featuring the terrible food crises in Zimbabwe, featuring retirees and another featuring Richard Lee of the World Food Program.

Retirees scavenge garbage (2:04 -

Zimbabweans Scramble for Food (2:59 -

At Forgotten Voices, we are in the business of helping realize the dreams of churches striving to care for orphans in their communities. We are coming alongside local churches who have designed local orphan care programs. Often, these plans involve food support. We are currently working to integrate a program called Farming God's Way into every project in Zimbabwe to help address these needs. Since starting this partnership with FGW, we have helped assist over 700 farms, which will impact approximately 7,000 people. An example of growth can be seen here in this earlier post on Fibion and Farming God's Way. From knee-high crops over the last few years to record heights with FGW, this is just one way that we are helping this situation without spending lots of money unnecessarily. Tons of money, as you'll see from the video, isn't the only solution.

While this is a small sliver of help compared to the need, we are pacing growth to keep up with the capacity of our local partnerships AND find partnerships with other groups. Some of our partnerships are also assisted by World Vision, Salvation Army and the World Food Program.

Please join me in praying for the rising food crises in Zimbabwe. Pray for our partnerships in Zimbabwe as they are personally pressured to do more for their neighbors, but cannot make ends meet for themselves. There is a church that we work with that is going without a meal a day to give to the poor. Not for a day or a 30 hour window, but until this crises is over. Not for PR, but because they feel called to do so. Pray for their safety and security, particularly, as they face severe hunger and still choose to go without so that others may eat.

Pray also for donors in the USA. That people would respond out of love for this situation and choose to make a gift to Forgotten Voices. Our partnerships now reach over 130 churches and impact 9,000 people. We hope to leverage these connections and impact even more places in Zimbabwe, one of the most forgotten places on earth.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for praying. Thanks for investing in the dreams of local people, working hard right now to change the lives of part, because of you.

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