This past Sunday morning (10/24), our church family was blessed by a visit from Betsy Kubacki (Ellie Steltz’s mom). Betsy and her husband Tim serve in Angola, Africa, where Tim runs a rural clinic for people who would otherwise have little or no access to medical care. Right now, they are experiencing an urgent need, and they are asking for help.
There was a drought last year in most of Angola and the whole region where they serve is hurting, with much actual starvation, especially in kids. Most of Angola depends on subsistence farming, so when there is a drought, they can quickly run out of food. It normally rains from October to April, when they have an opportunity to grow their food for the year. Last year, the rains were very weak, and their crops failed. So, they are running out of food, and the new harvest won't be ready until next January at the earliest, or even as late as June.
$8,000 will feed 100 families for 3 months. That’s just about $1/day to feed a whole family, but they need to purchase the corn NOW. If they raise more beyond the goal of $8,000, it will continue to be passed along to even more families in need.
EVERY penny of what they raise through this campaign will go DIRECTLY to feeding the mouths of hungry, starving people. This is an excellent opportunity to give an extra offering out of love, knowing exactly where your money is going.
If you would like to participate, you can give through North Country Fellowship at ncfchurch.org/feed-the-starving or by check with a memo that it is for Angola – Drought and we will make sure the funds get to them ASAP.
You can also go to simusa.org/give and search for the project "Rural Health Care - Angola."
Tim and Betsy, and especially their starving friends and neighbors, would greatly appreciate anything you are able to give. A little money will go a long way in feeding the children of Angola.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ —Matthew 25:35-50 (NLT)