Last Sunday at church we took a special offering for the ‘Tearfund: East Africa Appeal’.

East Africa is facing a terrible food crisis which potentially could effect more than 16 million people. Drought has caused serious crop failure and in turn extreme loss of livestock across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. To further compound the problem, horrendous civil war in South Sudan has driven millions of people from their homes leaving them in need of emergency food. Sources of safe water are also tremendously scarce, due to lack of rain and mass migration to urban areas is also taking its toll on the country. The number of people in need of emergency food aid has doubled in the last six months to 6.2 million. Over 360,000 acutely malnourished children are in urgent need of support.

Thanks to your generosity we raised £3158.76, which will be rounded up to £4000 from our Missions Fund. This will be routed through Tearfund who have been working on behalf of the many families who have been so greatly affected. Thank you so much Arun Community Church for your love and generosity.