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Project Joseph Phase 2: Hungry Christians in Africa Desperately Need Your Help

Project Joseph Phase 2: Hungry Christians in Africa Desperately Need Your Help

Press Release
Sept. 11, 2017

"Amos" lost his parents as the family tried to make their way to Uganda; they were escaping the drought, famine and killing fields of South Sudan. The twelve-year-old continued through the bush alone. He came across another group of refugees making the arduous trek to the border, and they agreed to let Amos travel with them. But before long, the group walked into an ambush. As the attackers opened fire, the refugees scattered and, when the shooting ended, Amos found himself on his own again. He hid in the bush for two days, until he saw another group passing, who let him join them. By this time Amos was so weak with hunger that he could scarcely walk. Eventually two of the men took turns to carry him on their backs, swopping over every ten kilometres, until they reached Uganda.

Amos is now in Camp Rhino, one of about 90,000 hungry Christians from South Sudan that Barnabas Aid's Project Joseph is feeding. He is being cared for by a Ugandan pastor ministering in the camp. Amos is gradually recovering from the trauma of what he endured and the many deaths he witnessed. He now goes to school and interacts with other people.

In partnership with the churches, Barnabas Aid has already provided 12 million daily meals for Christians in Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya. The cost is $0.19 per person per day.

Praise God, rain has fallen in some parts of East Africa, but other areas remain stubbornly dry and barren -- crops cannot grow, livestock cannot survive. Some 300 new refugees arrive every day in Camp Rhino. Many of them have stories like that of Amos.

Help Barnabas Aid to keep helping the hungry. Donate link here:


PS. VOL wholeheartedly supports this ministry and urges its readers to contribute to those suffering from extreme famine in Africa.

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