We recently received this email from the organization through which we sponsor our Ugandan children:

Dear David and Cathy,

Because you are a sponsor of 2 children in Uganda, I wanted to make you aware of a very serious drought that is currently affecting nearly 12 million people living in the north-eastern part of Africa.

This drought is being reported as the worst in 60 years, affecting up to 40 percent of children under the age of 5. 

Because of this drought, crops have failed and food prices have skyrocketed — leaving millions of people at risk. 

We have nearly 1150 child development centers throughout this eastern part of Africa. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with an update as more information becomes available. 

At this time, we just wanted to share with you the information we’ve received from our field offices and also provide you with an opportunity to send a gift of any amount to help meet these incredible needs. As you can imagine, this has created an extraordinary demand for food, water, and other basic necessities. Please {they included a link to click on} if you would like to make a donation. 

Thank you so much for your time. And please remember to pray for the children and families who are being directly impacted by this situation.
Ethiopia is also affected by this dire situation. I cannot bear to think of Zinabu's living relatives, who have already suffered so much.

So let's not complain about the hot weather in the United States, okay?


hotflawedmama said...

amen. My belly has hurt for many, many days.

Shannon said...

you should include the link in case others who read here want to help out.