Tuesday, December 9, 2008

World’s hungry close to one billion

Quote from this article published today...

The vast majority of the world’s undernourished people ... live in developing countries, according to FAO estimates. Of these, 65 per cent live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.
In sub-Saharan Africa, one in three people – or almost 240m – are chronically hungry, the highest proportion of undernourished people in the total population.




How can this be right?? How can I be ok with about the same amount of people not having access to clean water?? How can I sit in my warm home with my decorated Christmas tree about to eat dinner and block out these visions running through my head?

We do give to some causes but for some reason, I feel like throwing money at it isn't the right answer for me in this season of my life ... I'm not sure what the right answer is right now ... a definite prayer point for me...the notion of teaching the man to fish and not giving him a fish is running through my mind ... but you gotta give them some bait to catch the fish...hmmmm.....

All I know is that we can't let this be ok on our watch ... at the end of our days, we will be held accountable for what we did with our time on this planet ...

4 comments:

Super Mom said...

Amen to that. But I'm with you, what do I do? I can throw all my money at it, but then the problems will still be there and I'll go hungry too. We need to "buy a whole lot of bait".

Courtney said...

thanks for finding us. and yes, i think it is called country cove (it's on cut-off rd- if that helps). our trees from there have been beautiful and lasted!
i am excited to follow your journey and to know of someone so close. we hope to submit our dossier next week and get on the waiting list.yea!

Trendy Mindy said...

Hi - I just found you guys!! We live in Nashville - I would love to chat about ET adoption!! Check out our blog - Mindy

Kimmie said...

Yes Troy, we do need to take an active stand...whether in prayer, in fasting, in orphan rescue (more lovingly known as adoption.)... The reality is that The Church needs to wake up...the me generation needs to look beyond themselves and into the world that is ripe for harvest.

Lord, don't let us leave this world as it is, help us to make it a better place...You have taught us how to pray,'Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven....' Help us to look for fresh ways filled with Life to make your Kingdom indeed come to earth this day.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted