On January 1, I launched what I am calling The Sophia Fund. This is a humanitarian effort to feed the poor in Kenya and Zimbabwe. I had an email from a reader asking for more information as he and his wife prayed about making a contribution. You may have the same questions he did, so I thought I would share my edited comments to him with you:
2. I have a friend in Zimbabwe named Joan. I helped position here in Zim 12 years ago and she has now adopted AIDS orphans into her home and cares for them. She also directs many outreaches in her community and is a committed believer who works with a large church in Harare pastored by an American couple. She is in the community, with no overhead, so her resources go directly to help the people.
Those are my two sources that I will work with at this time. There may be more over time, but they will all be the same: little or no overhead with committed Christian values who aren't just feeding, but using food as a token of God's love to give people the bread of heaven.
If you need any other info, don't hesitate to ask. We of course are keeping not one penny here but will pass everything on to those in need.
May God direct your prayers and steps, as I know He will. I appreciate you even praying about this.
We have already raised almost $800 and I am asking every reader to contribute at least $5 toward the fund and hopefully more. You can use the "Chipin" widget on this site to contribute, or go directly to my website to contribute there through PayPal, or send a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 91099, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Make sure you let me know it is for The Sophia Fund. Don't delay; give today! I leave for Kenya on February 11.