Story number 1 for 19 Mar 2003

By March 19, 2003

(Jordan)–In the headlines, as Iraq prepares for a seemingly inevitable military campaign, its neighbors are busy making plans for an onslaught of a different kind. Humanitarian agencies are getting their teams and supplies in place. Food For The Hungry’s Ben Homan explains their plan of action. “We are bracing for great difficulty. The conditions along the Jordanian border are very rugged, they lack infrastructure. It’s cold; it’s in the middle of nowhere, so we are preparing camps to receive people and to treat them with dignity, respect, demonstrate God’s love to them.” Homan says their response is natural, given Scripture’s mandate. “We wanted to be prepared. We believe that God calls His people to demonstrate love and compassion in situations like this. So, we’ve been ready, and, while we’ve been actively praying for peace, we are ready to be there for hurting people that are coming across the border.”

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