Jesus said where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. So, where are American hearts in the summer of 2011?
While many of us nervously monitor our money and the volatile fluctuations of the U.S. stock market, humanitarian relief workers are still keeping their eyes focused on the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The people of Somalia are in dire need of our help.
They are fleeing their drought-stricken country in record numbers. As many as 1,500 Somali refugees are still arriving daily at the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya.
Nearly 30,000 children under the age of five have died in southern Somalia since mid-May.
The United Nations estimates 640,000 Somali kids are malnourished because little relief can get through to the militant controlled areas of south-central Somalia. Half the population is in need of immediate food aid.
You can view the latest Somali relief effort of Operation Blessing in Kenya by clicking on this video:
Relief For Drought Victims In Kenya from Operation Blessing International on Vimeo.
While the future strength of world stock markets may depend on sound U.S. fiscal policy, in the Horn of Africa, many young Somali children await nutritious meals and medicines. Their young lives hang in the balance, simply depending on a timely, generous response.