International (MNN)– Global Aid Network has committed to
provide aid to the desperately needy in the former Soviet Union and other
famine-hit areas in Sudan and Zimbabwe.
In many of these places, obtaining simple items like
quality vegetable seeds to grow food is nearly impossible. Sadly, high-yield vegetable seeds often
are just not available in the devastated regions where GAiN teams
However, $2.60 is all it takes to provide Family Seed Packs that will
yield a crop of vegetables to be distributed to orphanages and desperate
families who couldn't otherwise purchase them. A gift of $26.00 could potentially
provide 10 destitute families with 2,000 pounds of food.
Under the right circumstances, the seeds in this packet have
the potential to yield 200 pounds of food. GAiN has included seeds for beans, beets,
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, kale, lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes.
Additionally, there is great potential for "double
impact" on desperately poor families in the areas surrounding the local church partners in various
countries. This is because gospel teams from these churches not only will reach out with the seed packets but also share the Good News of Christ.
Each Family Seed Pack
includes a card explaining the love of Christ and introducing
the recipient to the God who can grow the seeds.
The goal this year is to create 150,000 Family Seed Packs
of 20 packages including a variety of seeds like garden beans, beets, broccoli,
cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes. Click here if you can help.