"...Well next month is harvest time in Malawi. Their seasons are just the opposite of North America's. So it comes that time when we must buy all the dry goods to last us one whole year. If we don't, the Muslim traders will buy it all up and hold it for months, then sell it for double or triple the price. This year because of shortage of rain, the corn is very small on 45% growth. It will go for $30 to $40 per 50K bag instead of $22. Please, please believe me, God is my witness, what you see on this DRY GOODS/FOOD SUPPLY list is very true and it doesn't include transportation or labor charges.
Pray for the poor. Matthew 9:36-38 says, 'But when he saw the multitudes, [Jesus] was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith [Jesus] unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.'
You and I are His laborers together. I will mail out 280 letters this week and did you know less than 50 who receive the letter will help (as a rule). I am in my 19th year as a missionary to Malawi, Africa and live with this low response year after year. But God always supplies our need and as James 1:27 says, "the fatherless and widows in their affliction" and Proverbs 19:17 says, " He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again."
Can you help?
Please pray for Alice and I...."
We at Orphan Frontier hope some of you will make a special contribution to help them in Malawi. They have a wonderful orphanage that cares for over 100 children and serves countless others too. If you wish to help them please make a donation at www.OrphanFrontier.org/goodsamaritan.