In many parts of the world, where worms are so prevalent, they don't say
their "stomachs are growling" when hungry, but rather, "The worms are
This graphic word-picture illustrates adequately the condition we face in
Sudan. Many of the orphans we have "inherited" are infected with various
kinds of worms (pin-, tape-, and screw-worms) from years of contaminated
drinking water. Thanks to the many of you who support CrossWay
International, they now have clean drinking water from the water wells you
helped to provide, but the worms had already taken hold.
I just spoke to our administrator/overseer (Moses) in the village of Adoor,
Sudan. He has informed me that we now have 495 orphans (The CrossWay Kids),
and many of these have such parasites. The first 150 orphans were abandoned
by the Arab Muslims from the north who did not want them, as they were the
offspring from captured women from southern Sudan. These women and girls
had been taken as slaves, and the Arab Muslims did not want the resulting
children. So they bring them back down south and abandon them. The rest of
the orphans have come from the Darfur region, which is very close to this
village, located in the military corridor between northern and southern
Sudan. Things in this area are getting worse, and we have inherited some of
this fallout. I have told Moses not to take on any more kids until we can
get these in better shape.
We have some support for minimal food supplies. In fact, they bought 2
goats today to slaughter so the kids could have some small portion of meat
along with the sorghum which they eat for breakfast and supper. Hot tea, and
no food, is all that is offered for lunch right now.
Please pray for us as we attempt to help where we can, as we look to the
Lord for his provision and leading. Pray also for the CrossWay Sudan Board
which will meet for the first time today (June 30), and for Moses, the
overseer of the CrossWay Kids, and his assistant, Gabriel.
Keep in mind these two sayings:
1. You can't help everyone with everything but you can help someone with
2. Sympathy is no substitute for action.
P.S. For a look at our multi-layered procedures to verify how funds are
spent in this matter, please call or email Dean.
830 249 2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org