The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Stream of life

Lutheran food relief helps pull Ethiopia from the brink

Sweat glistens on Adanech Brisha's brow as she stoops to hand a cup of high-protein milk to a mother cradling a child. About 40 mothers sit on the dusty floor waiting for Brisha, a nutrition assistant, to mix milk for their children at this feeding center in Konso, a hill town in southern Ethiopia.

This dark room marks one end of a long chain of food and supplies that courses through Lutheran channels in the United States and Europe. This stream of life will help prevent Ethiopia's drought — nearly three years in some areas — from producing a disaster like the 1984-85 famine that killed hundreds of thousands.

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