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."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

8/27: This is serious - Zimbabwe

Friends - I've talked to many of you this summer about the situation in Zimbabwe. We've prayed, we've cried, we've called out to God and leaders of states around the world to intervene. We've discussed what can be done and what cannot. Over this summer, I've spent SOOO many hours working with our partners in Africa to keep Forgotten Voices moving forward in the midst of this tragic economy. The challenges are great, but the choice to stop is not possible - we must keep going!

We have methods to deliver to people in remote, suburban, and urban areas... we are working through the church to deliver care to AIDS orphans lost in the shuffle of these tragic economic times.

For the 1st time in over a year, we may not have the funds needed to meet September needs for the organization. We need to raise at least $30,000 over the next 30 days to meet the needs for church run orphan care in Zimbabwe and Zambia. We are entering into one of our busiest seasons of the year for budgeted projects, following one of the more severe slowdowns in the US economy.

God has always delivered for our young organization. You all have helped deliver that response.

I invite you to pray personally about what you can do to help us close this gap. To make a gift, you can always visit us online and give directly at You are always welcome to also send checks written to Forgotten Voices; PO Box 1368; Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-1368.

Letters to all donors are going out this week, explaining the need and the opportunities, as well as our results so far. Few organizations offer a better return on your investment. Thanks for your continued support, prayers, and concern for our efforts in southern Africa.

Ryan Keith

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