Sometimes we can make a difference across the street … but sometimes we have the opportunity to make a difference across the globe. Avodah Coffee offers you that opportunity every time you purchase a bag of your favorite blend.
Choosing to live an avodah life requires that we choose to be aware of the needs around us and then be prepared to act on behalf of those who need our help.
Jessica and I are both advocates for Samaritan’s Purse, an incredible organization led by Franklin Graham. Most people know about Operation Christmas Child but perhaps you are not aware of the countless other ways Samaritan’s Purse is helping meet the needs of people around the globe.
Currently, one of the greatest areas of need is South Sudan. Consider this information I received earlier this week from Samaritan’s Purse:
June 6 marked one year since the Sudanese government began attacking its own people in the Nuba Mountains. The situation has become dire as hundreds of hungry and weary Nuban people fleeing the fighting arrive in South Sudan on a daily basis. Samaritan’s Purse continues to meet critical needs at two camps that have become home for nearly 200,000 refugees.
These trends are particularly troubling:
The number of malnourished children receiving outpatient therapeutic feeding has increased by 30 percent since May.
The number of severely malnourished children admitted to our inpatient stabilization center increased by 181 percent.
The highest number of inpatient admissions (73) in a single day was Tuesday, July 3.