Today, I received an update in the mail from Samaritan's Purse about the grim situation in Sudan. As I read through this letter, I became angry at the conditions that the Nuba people are forced to live in because they are black and the Arab nation wants to take there land. The Sudanese government is destroying entire villages with bombers, tanks and ground forces. They have cut off all relief works and journalists from the area. Samaritan's Purse had to travel on a dirt trail in vehicles coated with mud to camoflauge them from bombers just to reach the people living in the Nuba mountains.
Families are living in tiny, dirty caves to escape the bombings. Look at the faces of these children. The face of the little boy on the right is so heartwrenching.
I can't imagine being a Nuba mother watching helplessly as her children slowly starve to death. The only things they can find to eat are insects, grub, tree bark & roots. They have crops but due to the fighting, they're unable to harvest them. If they are fortunate to be able to escape and make it to the refugee camps in South Sudan, then they can get food, medical care, clean water and shelter.
Samaritan's Purse is currently feeding and caring for 120,000 people in refugee camps just across the South Sudan border in Yida & Doro. One of those refugees is 18 yr old Awate and her 2 yr old sister who was near death when they arrived at the refugee camp. Their parents sent them on the long dangerous journey to give them a chance of survival. One of the medical workers said "Her head collapsed on my chest, and I could hardly feel her breathing." Praise God that she arrived in time to be saved. However, there are so many others that cannot make that journey and are starving to death.
We need to pray for the people of Sudan. We also need to support Samaritan's Purse in their efforts. We need to contact our government
leaders and tell them that they need to take action NOW to protect the Nuba people from annihilation. Contact the President and your state representative....TODAY!!
Look at the faces of those children again. Now put yourself in that mom's place in that filthy cave and think of your own children....your friend's children....your grandchildren.... your nieces and nephews.....the children in your church.....in your neighborhood.....in your school. These children in the Nuba Mountains are just like the rest of the children in your life....with one major exception.....they're dying of starvation.
As Christians and as moms, we NEED to take a stand and let our voices be heard for those who have no voice. "Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers you did it to me" (Matt. 25:40)