Back in July, Doug & Nathan, along with 2 of our national partners, went out to the village of Ampotake to share the Gospel. They had a good visit and from the time spent there a small group of new believers started meeting together to pray and worship.
This village has been hit extremely hard by the famine and currently are eating only roots of the trees that grow near there. Ampotake has been the "worst off" of any village that we've had contact with in regards to nutrition and food supply.
It truly is a heartbreaking situation. I know the Bible promises us trials & tribulations for following after Jesus but I guess in my head I was thinking that the Ampotake believers' hardships were pre-existing. They are already living in the middle of a famine in the middle of a desert environment, and now because they are following Jesus they are facing further hardships.
Please pray for these believers, for wisdom as we try to help the situation, for this priest who has labeled them a "sect", and for the non profits to be able to distribute food equally to those in need.