Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

August 06, 2005

Africa on My Mind

Scot Harrison is a photographer on a Mercy Ship. Want to know about the Mercy Ships ministry? You can go to On a Mercy Ship, or you can check in with Scot's blog at Notes from West Africa. Here is a simple statement. People like Scot and like Jenni at Vessels of Mercy see things every day that we in the pampered and sheltered West (I speak for myself) hope we will never have to see at close hand. Scot's photography is a window into the world of West Africa. These pictures, sometimes graphic and difficult to look at, are clearly important and necessary.

Under the Acacias
has been bringing our attention lately to the growing famine in West Africa. This slide show provides images that will help us understand what's going on. Also take a look at Niger Watch, or the following BBC report, called Africa's Tiny Victims of Hunger.

Go to Disaster Emergency Committee to find out how to send help. And pray.


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