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Global Hunger Relief Fund Helps Feed Nigerien Area, Boost Economy

Relief workers and missionaries around the world often use Global Hunger Relief funds to meet needs in unique ways.

Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

SOUTH SUDAN (BP) -- The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun. Susan Hatfield remembers the moment well. It was the day Monica learned that her nephew had been killed in a fight that took place while he had been watching over his family's cows.

Venezuela’s economic crisis prompts BGR relief

VENEZUELA (BP) -- Baptist Global Response (BGR) is organizing relief efforts to help starving families trapped in Venezuela's current economic crisis. The country's economic output is expected to shrink by 15 percent this year, which would be the third consecutive year it has decreased by double digits, Forbes.com reported. And inflation has reportedly grown from 112 percent in 2015 to 2,400 percent last year. In 2018, it's expected to hit five-digits.

Beleaguered church buoyed by water from ‘cursed’ land

WEST AFRICA (BP) -- In the Bible, God demonstrates His power through water. Jesus turned water into wine and then walked on top of waves. He even compares Himself to water. God still uses water as a conduit for miracles. Last year, He blessed a small well in the desert of West Africa. Shadrach Black, West Africa project coordinator for the Baptist Global Response humanitarian aid organization, recounted the miracle a ...