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Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest – BBC News

May 12th, 2015

“A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake.

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured, officials say. At least 17 have also died in India.

The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar and sent thousands of panicked residents on to the streets on the capital, Kathmandu.”

via Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest – BBC News.

India Slips Down Motherhood Index – India Real Time – WSJ

May 5th, 2015

“It’s getting tougher for mothers in India, according to a global ranking of the best and worst places to be a mom.India scored 140th place out of 179 countries in the charity organization Save the Children’s 2015 report titled “State of the World’s Mothers” putting it behind Zimbabwe, Iraq and Bangladesh.In 2014, India was 137th out of 178 countries in the global mother’s index that measures countries on four indicators of moms’ wellbeing: risk of maternal death; under-five mortality rate; expected number of years of formal schooling; the gross national income per capita and participation of women in government.”

via India Slips Down Motherhood Index – India Real Time – WSJ.

Help us respond in Nepal

April 27th, 2015

On Saturday April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake (7.8 on the Richter Scale) occurred in Nepal, causing widespread casualties and devastation in the capital and surrounding areas.

More than 3,800 people have been confirmed dead and thousands are unaccounted for. Sower of Seeds has received requests from our associated churches in India and Nepal to assist in the relief effort.

Shortly after news of the disaster a team left to help assess needs and coordinate an initial response. SOS will start emergency feeding in Northern Nepal immediately. Please pray with us for the Nepali and Indian churches who are distributing these much needed supplies to people in the disaster area and for the people of Nepal.

THEY NEED OUR HELP: Will you help the church be part of the long-term relief effort in Nepal?  We are accepting donations to help purchase/distribute food, water, fuel, clothing, blankets and other supplies. 

Give to the relief effort

This relief effort is a partnership of S.O.S., LIFE Outreach International and other partners on the ground in Nepal.

Photo of the Week: Pure and Faultless

April 14th, 2015

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” -.James 1:27 NLV 

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.” – Mother Teresa

Child

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Keller ISD Garage Sale to Raise Funds for Charity | Timber Creek Talon

April 13th, 2015

The Interact Clubs of Keller, Central and Timber Creek high schools will be holding Keller ISD’s first annual garage sale on Saturday, April 11.The event will be held at Timber Creek High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the student/teacher parking lots positioned behind the school. In addition to garage sale items there will also be a bake sale.The profits will be donated to Sower of Seeds International.

The Sower of Seeds organization is an international organization dedicated to “responding to cries of help.” They build clean water centers in India, and work on community development in India. One of their bigger programs is Project Red Light Rescue; a program rescues the victims of human trafficking. After rescue the girls are rehabilitated into havens where they are educated, and taught a trade so they can work and begin to provide for themselves.Clubs have been invited to set up booths to sell donated items. Clubs that have booths in the garage sale will donate 50 percent of profits to the Sower of Seeds organization. The Interact clubs are donating 100 percent.To find out more about the Sower of Seeds organization visit www.sowerofseeds.org

via Keller ISD Garage Sale to Raise Funds for Charity | Timber Creek Talon.

Rains or Not, India Is Falling Short on Drinkable Water – NYTimes.com

March 30th, 2015

That people in one of the rainiest places on the planet struggle to get potable water is emblematic of the profound water challenges that India faces. Every year, about 600,000 Indian children die because of diarrhea or pneumonia, often caused by toxic water and poor hygiene, according to Unicef.

Half of the water supply in rural areas, where 70 percent of India’s population lives, is routinely contaminated with toxic bacteria. Employment in manufacturing in India has declined in recent years, and a prime reason may be the difficulty companies face getting water.

via Rains or Not, India Is Falling Short on Drinkable Water – NYTimes.com.

Photo of the Week: What We Have In Common.

March 30th, 2015

Each child matters, whether they are hidden in communities most people avoid or silenced before their time by simple illnesses the rest of the world can prevent. Water is at the center of hygiene and its importance is underestimated by all but those who do not know how to keep their children clean and healthy.

Providing a cup of water to a child in need is a gesture that transcends culture, language and religion.

Slum

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Villagers dig hours to fill a pot of water – The Times of India

March 23rd, 2015

BEED/JALNA: In the pitch darkness at 3am, the village of Katchincholi empties out onto the bone-dry river bed of the Godavari. Armed with as many pots as they can carry, the women start digging the gravel with their hands. Once a muddy pool of water appears, they scoop it into their pots. Then they strain the sludge and stones. This is the water the village drinks.A single pot takes up to two hours to fill. And each home needs at least three pots of water daily. “I am here for at least six hours every day. My wrist-bones have started jutting out,” says Gangubai Shinde, who is in her 60s. As hundreds queue up at the water-holes, bitter fights break out.READ ALSO: 40% rise in farmer suicides in MaharashtraKatchincholi’s residents cannot bathe more than once a week. “We wipe ourselves with a wet cloth. We wipe our plates and hands after a meal instead of washing them,” says former sarpanch Limbaji Khote. None of the toilets in the village can be used for lack of water.

via In arid Marathwada, villagers dig hours to fill a pot of water – The Times of India.

Photo of the Week: The Worst Form of Violence

March 23rd, 2015

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

A Young boy walking barefoot steps over sewage running down a walkway in a Mumbai slum. Living conditions in slums are appalling. Improper sanitation, lack of access to clean water and other basic needs, places children growing up in slums at a severe disadvantage.

“Children’s health is primarily determined by the socioeconomic conditions in which they are born, grow and live, and these are in turn shaped by the distribution of power and resources. The consequences of having too little of both are most readily evident in informal settlements and slums, where roughly 1.4 billion people will live by 2020” – UNICEF

Child

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Photo of the Week: Hope

March 16th, 2015

“Because of the water problems they are not able to work nor send their children to school.” – SOS outreach partner 

Not having proper access to clean water effects every aspect of life. In Mumbai’s slums this is especially evident. Children often bear the burden of collecting water, preventing them from attending school. Without education children become essentially trapped in the cycle they were born into, with little hope of achieving a better life than that of their parents. By providing a water well in a community you are providing essential relief, but also hope for the next generation. The photograph below show children who have grown up in a slum where SOS has helped to provide water wells and daily meals in a number of pre-schools for almost 10 years. Because of these outreaches, children in this community have been able to excel in public school and pursue dreams their parents never thought possible.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

School Children

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