Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update on Refugees from Kim Smith

June 20th was World refugee Day. 80,000 - 100,000 of them are in Liberia with more coming every day. These Ivorian refugees have flooded into a country, just from war, that is not even able to even feed its own. Several camps that we have visited each have 1000's of refugees. 1000's have been in the camps for weeks and have yet to receive any food. Those who have received have been given rice, wheat grain (often rotten) and oil. Imagine trying to live on that! I don't know how they continue to live, many die.

We have been ministering to them in the towns, villages and camps along the border. In each place we are excitedly received, many have been baptized and churches have been established. We praise God for a church in France that has sent us 2,000 Bibles, they are now in the port yet to be released. Many of our Bible lessons have already been translated into French Their biggest request, except for food and housing, is for Bibles. Be in prayer with us for more, 20,000 would not be too many.

Thank you for your prayers and support,

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