Story number 1 for 9 Jan 2002

By January 9, 2002

(Afghanistan)–Topping the news, the anti-terrorism effort in Afghanistan appears to be winding down, leaving in its wake an interim government, thousands of refugees and a hard winter ahead. Food For the Hungry is continuing relief projects the area, one of which bears a unique name. FHI’s Bard Letsinger. “The Linus Project is actually a non-profit, volunteer organization that make hand-made quilts for children around the world. And, of course, they get their name from Linus, the Peanuts character who always carries around a security blanket. They made and collected over five-thousand blankets and donated them to Food for the Hungry to be distributed to the people of Afghanistan.” Letsinger says their assistance is helping them to share the hope of the Gospel. “By being there and distributing the food, blankets…it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate Christ’s love to them. By demonstrating the love of Christ to them, it gives us the opportunity to then share the Gospel with them and tell them why we’re there.”

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