March 14, 2016
...For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
As you all know, CDA is about responding to the Lord's call. Therefore, in obedience to our mandate, along with the many different programs in which you have participated and actively support, we also engage in humanitarian outreaches, responding to disasters and calamities with food and relief. Thanks to our network of supporters, throughout the years we have been present with teams in Peru and in different places of Colombia, channeling medicines, building shelters and helping people and communities recover from natural disasters.
During the last months we have heard about and seen the critical situation that children in the northwest region of Colombia are facing. Half of the population of La Guajira is made up of one of the country's largest indigenous groups. The rates of poverty are well above 50%, and sadly the decrease in rainfall affecting the country has had serious negative effects on the levels of food and nutritional security as well as on the overall health of the population, claiming the lives of over 270 children in recent years.
A few weeks ago we came in contact with the leaders from the Barrancas community, an isolated village bordering with Venezuela where people are facing hunger and lack of access to water. We want to respond to their cry, channeling 300 parcels of groceries that will alleviate their need throughout a month's period, while we are able to analyze their situation and coordinate more lasting support that can contribute to overcoming the critical state faced.
For this purpose, Conviventia has linked to the Global Giving platform with the goal of raising $ 6,450 between March 14 and 25th. Supporting our emergency food assistance through Global Giving is easy. Just visit the following link:
It is my prayer that you will help us reach our target. The children and community of Barrancas need to experience the love of Christ in Word and in Deed, and I know that working TOGETHER, WE CAN help this community overcome what is a seemingly insurmountable tragic situation.
In HIS service,
Missy Christie de Acosta
Presidente Grupo CDA
Cr. 7 No. 35 - 20
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