Situation Desperate in Darfur…Contributions will be Sent in April
The International Criminal Court has indicted President Bashir of the Sudan on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity because of the atrocities that perpetrated in Darfur. In retaliation Bashir has expelled all western relief agencies. Not only does this cut relief by more than half to these already desperate people, it means that there are fewer observers of the continuing brutalization of the people of Darfur.
A friend from Sudan [no specific identification for security purposes] who visited us in December continues to make monthly trips to Darfur serving the suffering. Last year $6,000 was sent from our churches, including special gifts which he took with him upon his return in December.
The Darfur Mission Committee just returned to Khartoum and sent a letter and pictures of the tragic situation. He has requested funds. If your church is able to contribute, please be sure that your check reaches the Presbytery Office by March 31 so that the money may be wired the first week of April. Click on the following link to see pictures and excerpts from the letter. http://www.shenango.org/News/index.htm