When floods devastated the Shire Valley in Malawi, thousands of men, women and children were left homeless. I recently visited a relief camp that is home to 750 displaced families. The tiny sugarcane-thatched huts were placed dangerously close together. One stray spark from a cooking fire could ignite the entire village. However, families in the camp had been out of food for some time.
As our truck, marked with a Feed The Hungry Malawi logo, came to a stop, a crowd quickly approached. We had already delivered over one million meals to flood victims across the valley, but the people in this camp were clearly suffering. I saw the devastating look of hunger in their eyes … the emptiness, the longing, the small glimmer of hope asking, “Will you care again?” I promised the village elders I would appeal to the churches back in America, and we prayed for a generous response. This prayer trusts in the compassion and love of God. It is alive in our hearts, in our churches and in our actions.
I thank God we can be a conduit to deliver His love and compassion to these people in great need. You are the answer to hurting people who pray, “Lord give us this day our daily bread.”
— Chuck Strantz, Church Relations