Cadnam Methodist Church stages fundaising concert to help Brazil drought victims

Church acts over Brazil drought

Church acts over Brazil drought

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WHILE Britain has been hit by floods this winter, the people of north-east Brazil are suffering a third year of drought.

Cadnam Methodist Church, through its long-standing links with Evangelical Action Brazil, are organising a fund-raising concert and silent auction to help the drought victims.

John and Liz Medcraft, directors of Evangelical Action, have been working there for 45 years, and Liz has lived almost all her life there, being born of missionary parents. Never have they seen such a devastating drought.

With no rain, there are no crops. Farmers are opening their gates and letting their cattle wander free in search of food and water. Many of them drop dead within hours.

Wells and lakes are dry, meaning tankers need to bring water. Some towns have not had piped water for over a year, while the area’s largest town, Patos, with a population of over 100,000, has regular water cuts as levels in their reservoir many miles away drop.

While some have moved away, the poor must sit it out, hoping rain comes quickly. It is these people that John and Liz are helping by providing food parcels, schooling for their children, job creation projects, and well digging.

The concert, entitled “Gateaux and Great Talents”, will be held in Copythorne Parish Hall on May 10 at 7pm.

Lots in the auction will include an aeroplane trip around the Isle of Wight, a photo-shoot and a painting by local artist Peter Willis.

Tickets are priced £10, and can be bought from Hilary on 01794 323279 or email: jene.pelletier@tesco.net.

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8:40am Sun 4 May 14

mickey01 says...

its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions
its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions mickey01
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10:01am Sun 4 May 14

Charlie Bucket says...

mickey01 wrote:
its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions
What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to. Charlie Bucket
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10:35am Sun 4 May 14

mickey01 says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions
What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to.
what im saying knobhead is that a country that can afford to stage a world cup should be able to at least provide water for their own people
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to.[/p][/quote]what im saying knobhead is that a country that can afford to stage a world cup should be able to at least provide water for their own people mickey01
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10:49am Sun 4 May 14

Charlie Bucket says...

mickey01 wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions
What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to.
what im saying knobhead is that a country that can afford to stage a world cup should be able to at least provide water for their own people
Why didn't you actually say it then you moron?
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: its funny how a country thousands of miles away has to raise funds to help another country who are about to stage the biggest sporting event ever that has cost many millions[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? No "country" is doing this, it's a church, and they don't have to, they chose to.[/p][/quote]what im saying knobhead is that a country that can afford to stage a world cup should be able to at least provide water for their own people[/p][/quote]Why didn't you actually say it then you moron? Charlie Bucket
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12:32pm Sun 4 May 14

Bagamn says...

Perhaps cutting down so many trees in their jungles is causing the drought. The next time it rains, they will have floos as there will be nothing to absorb all that tropical rain. They want all things their way.
Perhaps cutting down so many trees in their jungles is causing the drought. The next time it rains, they will have floos as there will be nothing to absorb all that tropical rain. They want all things their way. Bagamn
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9:33am Tue 6 May 14

skeptik says...

According to GDP ratings we are 6th on the list and Brazil is 7th !
According to GDP ratings we are 6th on the list and Brazil is 7th ! skeptik
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