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A LIVING FAITH
Reaching out and digging deep
CAL BOMBAY MINISTRIES
Feeding a starving baby
A four-year-old baby is starving to death.
South Sudan is just a four-year-old baby, as
It has some of the richest soil on earth, yet
there is widespread starvation.
Finally emerging from over 50 years of
violence, genocide and war, this young nation
still suffers domestic political havoc, tribal
conflict and economic chaos. Millions are
without homes. They are starving.
Right now, every day 2,250 are dying from
starvation, and have been for many months.
This will continue through Christmas.
Think of it – 2,250 dying every day.*
Ninety-five percent of food consumed
in South Sudan is imported, most from
international sources in the West. According to
USAID, the cost of importing food is more than
USD$6,700 per tonne.**
The only answer that makes sense is for
Christians to introduce and finance local mass
farming for long-term, self-sustaining food
production within the country. And, against all
kinds of odds, it is being done successfully by
only one agency – Cal Bombay Ministries Inc.
Please look at the centre-spread of this
edition of Faith Today.
* Latest reports state that current fatalities are approximately
50% lower than the 4,500 projected earlier this year.
** Published Apr. 27, 2015.
CANADIAN COUNCIL OF
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FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
Practical gifts that help end poverty
One simple way to join in the pursuit of
a poverty-free world is to give families in
developing communities practical tools so
they can improve their daily lives and build a
By giving gifts from the Food for the Hungry
(FH) Gifts for Change Gift Guide, Canadians
can directly impact the lives of those living
And giving FH Canada gifts is fun for the
giver, too. Imagine the joy on the face of your
friend or family member who opens a card to
discover that you dedicated a Girl Power! or a
Cooking Class in his or her name that is going
to change the life of someone in need.
FH Canada is a Christian non-profit whose
purpose is to end poverty – one community at
a time. Along with generous Canadians, FH
walks with vulnerable communities as they
strive toward sustainability. Committed to an
integrated, holistic approach to development,
FH priorities include agriculture, education,
health and livelihoods. FH Canada even
promises to graduate communities from poverty
in 10 years. Join FH in keeping that promise
this holiday season.
Contact us at www.fhcanada.org/gifts,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:
GOSPEL FOR ASIA
Gospel for Asia is about changing lives – both
for this life and for eternity. The mission of
Gospel for Asia is to share the Good News of
Jesus with those who have never heard His
name. We train and send national missionaries
to reach out into areas where the Good News
of Jesus Christ has not yet been heard.
Join thousands of believers around the
world in encouraging one another to change
lives for eternity.
Gospel for Asia’s “Forgotten Christmas”
program ( www.forgottenchristmas.org) will
remind believers of the most important gift of
Christmas: the birth of our Saviour. We are
committed as a family of believers to share the
Good News of Jesus Christ with men, women
and children throughout South Asia who have
still not heard His precious name.
We join our hearts to be the hands and feet
of Jesus for such a time as this. Together, by
His Spirit, we can reach this generation.
“‘Not by might - nor by power, but by My
Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” – Zechariah 4: 6
Order a free copy of the book Revolution in
World Missions, in which K.P. Yohannan shares
how God brought him from his remote Indian
village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia.
Go to www.gfa.ca/resource