Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Email We Sent Today...

Hi everyone,
About this time last year I probably sent you an email asking you to say prayers that our dossier landed in Ethiopia safely and that we would receive our referral quickly. As you all know - both of those amazing things happened.
Our trip to Ethiopia has left an imprint in our minds and hearts - the people of that beautiful country will always be a part of us. That's why I am sending this message. This time it is to ask for prayer for the people, especially the children, of Ethiopia. The rains that normally come in the past months did not, and now millions of children are at risk of death from malnutrition. According to the BBC, Unicef has warned that "Six million children in Ethiopia are at risk of acute malnutrition following the failure of rains." It is being called an "immediate crisis."

Bizunesh is 3 and weighs less than 10 pounds. "There is nothing ... I beg for milk," her mother says. (Source)

Please say a prayer that conditions improve in Ethiopia and that UNICEF gets the needed donations to help reduce the number of children who will die from malnutrition (which is currently proving difficult since many donors are understandably concentrating on Myanmar and China).

If you would like to read more:

If you would like to help:
A Glimmer of Hope

Thank you all!
Stacie, Kevin & Micah


  1. There is so much suffering isn't there. Thanks for the post, I'm going to link to you on our blog.

  2. uhhhgggggg is all I have to say. It is totally heart stopping. I love all those children like they are my own.! Thanks for the update!

  3. Very touching. Makes you want to move into action.

  4. Thanks for this post. Although we have our 'regular' charitable donations, it inspired my husband and I to donate a lump sum to the WFP.

    Thanks again!