Thursday, June 19, 2008

More on the global food crisis.

I received this email from Compassion International this morning and I'm sharing it with you because it touched me. I'm planning to participate in their fast on June 25th. Here's what Compassion has to say:


Dear Scott and Hillary,

Will you join with us on Wednesday, June 25, for a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our Compassion-assisted children?

I am saddened with the news we are hearing about how the current global food crisis is affecting our children, their families, and even some of our field staff. The price for rice, beans, corn and other food staples has risen exponentially in recent months, creating extreme hardship and suffering. I cannot overstate the need.

Families earning less than $2 a day cannot afford to keep up with these rising prices. There is just no margin. The impact is truly devastating.

We are attempting to determine where the needs are greatest and how many children are most adversely affected. Be assured that we are committed to doing everything we can to help them through this very difficult time.

As always, our hope and strength is fully based in our heavenly Father. That's why I urge you to join us on Wednesday, June 25. Please take a moment to let us know if you are willing to participate.

Our Global Ministry Center staff, our network of Advocates, the many artists and speakers who represent us, and tens of thousands of friends of Compassion will be praying and fasting for the children who are most deeply affected.

Thank you in advance for your participation and prayers. What a privilege it is for me to be part of this family with you. God bless you!

Your Brother,

Wess