John’s story, like so many others, broke our hearts. He sat under a tree relating how he and his family ed their small village fearing for their lives. They left quickly with just a few belongings wrapped in a sheet, with some food and water. They walked for three days toward Ethiopia, hoping to make it safely to the refugee camp. On the second day, they ran out of food and water and were forced to drink water from a dirty river. They nally arrived at the camp, ushered in with 80,000 other refugees. As hard as it is to be in the camps, they provide life and relief from the con ict and famine.
Outreach is working with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus to serve the beleaguered refugees. Our partners have distributed relief supplies such as blankets and mosquito nets. They have started schools for thousands of children and provided school supplies. Now, Outreach is taking part in training trauma healing facilitators who will care for adults and children as they seek to heal from the deep wounds they incurred. Healing doesn’t come quickly, but with God, all things are possible.
When God calls us to serve people like John, helping heal them physically and spiritually, we are richly blessed. We cannot do this work without your generous support of The Outreach Foundation, and we are deeply grateful. Thank you. As we move into the fall, we invite you to make a gift to Outreach to help continue our work with our global partners. As in the past, you will be touching the lives of people who need to know God’s love.
Grace and peace in the Lord,
Rob Weingartner, Executive Director
Or send your gift to:
The Outreach Foundation
Attn: Annual Appeal
381 Riverside Drive, Suite 110
Franklin, TN 37064