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Sunday, May 21 - Call to Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

To our ministry partners and friends:

On Sunday, May 21, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which the PAOC is a member, is calling on all Christians and churches in Canada to join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine.

The food crisis across parts of the Horn of Africa has worsened, expanding to a larger geographical area and impacting more people. The result is that there are more people facing famine in the world today than at any other time in modern history. We are calling on our churches and ministry partners to pray for the 20 million people across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia currently suffering from severe hunger, and in some cases, famine.

There is great danger that on its current course, the global response to this crisis will be hugely inadequate and will lead to unimaginable suffering and death, which can still be averted with timely intervention. We believe that our churches have a prophetic role in mobilizing their members, wider society and governments, and making a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.

As a congregational leader, would you take time during your service(s) on May 21 to pray for Africa—for those suffering and for those efforts being mounted by the church to respond to this desperate need? In our case our partners include our sister national fellowships Pentecostal Assemblies of God Uganda (PAGU) and Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM).

I recognize that May 21 is a long weekend, but there is great value in standing together with other churches around the world at that time. As you pray, you may wish to share a real live story from ERDO’s website about a family who has been severely impacted by this crisis (click here).

The generous financial response to the famine from our churches has been encouraging, and we are trusting God now for a tangible breakthrough as we add intentional prayer to our efforts.

With appreciation,

David Wells

General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada