Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
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.”