On Sunday 23rd April we will be delighted to welcome Val Dufour from Tearfund to our morning service where she will be sharing information on the work of Tearfund. The service begins at 10:30am, at Tunstall Baptist Church, and will be an informal time where we will hear about the relief work of the Tearfund Christian charity organisation. There will be a special presentation for the children as well.
East Africa Crisis Appeal
We recently highlighted and raised money as a congregation to send to the East Africa Crisis appeal and although the situation has slipped from the headlines and the new stories, the need is still there.
Food shortages have now become critical in East Africa – 16 million people are in urgent need of food and safe water. Please consider donating to the relief appeal to help those who need it most by clicking on the image or going to the website below. Our collections/donations at our church services on Sunday 19/03/2017 were donated to this appeal but you can still donate on their website or by following the advice on the poster below.
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage.
Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.
Tearfund are providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somaliland. Our teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as soon as funding is available.
Tearfund has launched an immediate response to do more and we’re part of the national DEC appeal, an initiative that brings together 13 leading UK charities in times of crisis.
Please give and pray now for people suffering in East Africa.
Please click on the poster below or click here for a pdf presentation from Tearfund themselves with details of the areas and people affected .