The African drought: a call for prayer

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

It wasn't the first article I'd seen on the devastating African drought, but something about this article hit home. I simply couldn't ignore the misery of my fellowman in Africa anymore. I had to do something. But what?

The article explained that the drought was entering its fourteenth year, appeared to be self-sustaining, and was spreading relentlessly. "Expert opinion seems to be that nothing can be done to combat drought except to mend its effects with international aid, food, and crop seeds for stricken nations," The Christian Science Monitor, January 24, 1984. the article went on to say.

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