Thursday, January 28, 2016

From CMMB: Violence. Hunger. Desperation.

Violence. Hunger. Desperation.
Our staff on the ground are witnessing violence and massive displacement of people without food, water, medicine and other basic needs in the Western Equatoria State of South Sudan. Knowing these communities so well, our staff is heartbroken, wanting desperately to help them at this critical time, but knowing there are very limited resources available.

I am writing to you today because the people we are serving together in this area are in imminent danger, due to new outbreaks of violence in this formerly peaceful area. Many have fled their homes, leaving thousands of families hungry, and without access to safe water or any type of health service.

As one of the very few organizations providing relief and healthcare in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State, we need your help. I humbly ask you to stand with the people affected by this violence and insecurity, face down the inhumanities being committed and provide them with critical, life-saving support. Amidst a backdrop of insecurity in many areas of the world, we are called to remember the downtrodden, the poor, and especially those whose daily horrors may not make it into the daily press. After all the progress we have made together, the people of South Sudan need us now more than ever.

“But if anyone has the world’s good and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18
In solidarity with the people of South Sudan,
Bruce Wilkinson

CMMB President & CEO

P.S. I want to share with you part of a recent message from the Bishop of Tombura-Yambio Diocese: “As news of the shootings and violence of all types in Western Equatoria State spreads through the area, I also pray that you will reach out to one another with the love of God and with a voice that inspires justice, courage and peace. We have to hold on to the hope and comfort we find in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”

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