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roaringlamb
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 Zimbabwe Running Out of Wheat

Let us please remember these folks in prayer.
This reminded me of that verse in Revelation- "a measure of wheat for a penny(days wage)"
[b]Zimbabwe has only two weeks of wheat supply left,[/b], while citizens are faced with soaring bread prices, Zimbabwe's main milling organisation has said.
The cost of bread has risen by 30%, pushing Zimbabwe's inflation rate to more than 600%.

Zimbabwe has been in economic decline since President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms in 2000.

The government is reported to have put its security forces on alert in case the discontent leads to protests.

David Govere, deputy chairman of the Millers Association, told AFP news agency the scarcity of wheat has meant a reduction in supplies to bakeries.

It's a travesty of justice that the country has been so run down by Robert Mugabe's regime

Arthur Mutambara
Movement for Democratic Change
"Due to depleted stocks, GMB [state-run food distributor Grain Marketing Board] is now giving us 400 tons of wheat a week, down from 600 tons," he is quoted as saying.

Shortages of wheat could force bakers to import flour from South Africa, which could lead to more price rises.

A loaf of bread in Zimbabwe currently costs $66,000 Zimbabwean (66 US cents), having risen 30% in just one week.

President Mugabe denies that his land reform programme has contributed to the crisis, blaming the effects of drought instead.

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says the situation is becoming unbearable.

"It's terrible right now because of shortages," Arthur Mutambara, leader of one of two factions of the MDC.

"Fuel is not available, commodities are unaffordable, unemployment 80%, inflation above 600%.

"It's a travesty of justice that the country has been so run down by Robert Mugabe's regime."

Food aid

Zimbabwe's leading millers - National Foods, Blue Ribbon and Victoria Foods - have shut production at most of their mills because of the wheat shortage, according to AFP.

International aid agencies say about 4.3m out of Zimbabwe's 13m people will require food aid until the next harvest in May.

The country has suffered increasing food shortages, rising unemployment and runaway inflation since the government began redistributing seized white-owned farms six years ago.

Economists say the rate of inflation could reach 1,000% by April.


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patrick heaviside

 2006/3/4 23:17Profile









 Re: Zimbabwe Running Out of Wheat

This should break us. If we don't feel the pain of these people, where will we be when this {"a measure of wheat for a penny(days wage)"} comes to us ? Who will be left to pray for us ?

We used to have stored/saved wheat that we let rot in our silos.

Cry out on behalf of these fellow humans.
This is genocide and the beginning of sorrows.

Wake Up is right.

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Mat 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

 2006/3/5 7:55
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Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows


Currently Eastern Africa is having one of its worst droughts in its history, and then we see that Zimbabwe is having famine. It is amazing, and awe striking to think that these are only the beginning of sorrows.
Yet I wonder what of the West? To whom much is given, much is required. Yet it seems as though nothing even shocks "the Church" inot action, so is it really a surprise that when Bono, and Brad Pitt do what the church should be doing that the multitudes rejoice?
I am not trying to get humanistic or anything like that, but come on how many more people have to starve to death while there are more and more multi-million dollar steeple-houses(as George Fox called them) going up?
I am deeply convicted by this quote from Gandhi, yes Gandhi
"if Christians would live the New Testament, they would revolutionize the world"
I suppose I will step down from this cyber soapbox, and see what is said. :-)


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patrick heaviside

 2006/3/5 11:59Profile
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Thought I might copy this over to here.

Time short in Kenya food 'crisis'
Please take the time to read this, and remember that we have dear Brothers, and Sisters there, some who have left homes, families etc. to minister there, and others who are native to this area. Maybe even skip a meal today to get an idea(small I know) of what it might be like.
May HE fill you with HIS love, and holiness.
Your Brother Patrick

Time short in Kenya food 'crisis'
A UN visit to El Wak highlighted Kenya's crisis
The UN has warned there will be many deaths in Kenya if immediate food aid is not delivered to 3.5 million people facing the threat of starvation.
Head of the UN World Food Programme, James Morris, said 11 million were at risk across the Horn of Africa.

At least 40 people have died in northern Kenya with cattle, camels and donkeys also dying at a worrying rate.

Five years of drought have created the worst situation in the region for four decades, the United Nations says.

Mr Morris said after visiting El Wak on the Kenya-Somalia border that the world needed to wake up to the problem.

"The world has not appreciated in the last 60 days how serious this situation is... we are now in a crisis. We are in a life-saving mode," he said.


These are the last few weeks that many people are going to be able to survive without help

Dominic Nutt,
Christian Aid

He said unless a donation shortfall of $189m (£107m) was met soon, many deaths from malnutrition would inevitably follow.

UN stocks of maize and rice would only last to the end of next month and the stocks of beans and vegetable oil were far worse, Mr Morris said.

"These people now have nothing. They will have to be provided with food," he said.

The situation in Somalia was equally alarming, the WFP head said. He urged rival militias in the country "to set aside their differences and guarantee safe passage [of food aid] to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe".

British charity Christian Aid has echoed the starvation threat, saying the risk was spread across much of the Horn of Africa.

Dominic Nutt, the charity's emergencies specialist, said: "This is a crisis on the verge of becoming a catastrophe.

"There are dead cattle everywhere and people have sold everything they have to buy food.

"These are the last few weeks that many people are going to be able to survive without help."

The charity said that although drought was the cause of the immediate crisis, reducing poverty in the region was the underlying concern.

The drought affecting Kenya has been declared a "national disaster" by President Mwai Kibaki.



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patrick heaviside

 2006/3/5 20:50Profile









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Brother, this still is getting me emotional.

My soap-box now.

We've given our power over to The Beast.

WE should have fed the hungry now we've given our power over to the UN which is the diverse beast of Daniel, if you do enough research on it.

[b]Shame on us[/b] ... for a lack of "knowledge" (on the UN) my people perish.

I step down off of my soap box now too. :cry:

Keep your burden burning roaringlamb.

 2006/3/5 22:29
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Perhaps a better way to look at this would be this- How will we react when this happens here? I mean are we to believe that it won't? So many are quick to say that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality, but Ezekiel gives us the reason-
[b]Ezekiel 16
"v49Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. v50And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good." [/b]
Interesting that homosexuality was not mentioned. Yes that was a fruit of the lawlesness of that day, but look at the things that superceded that.
America is not far off from this. We have forgotten the 9/11 tragedy, and Katrina served no warning whatsoever, as they cried out "we will rebuild it better, and we will have better Mardi Gras"
Oh may God bend us to His heart! That He may live through us!


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 Re: Zimbabwe Running Out of Wheat

you know, the economic situation in Zimbabwe has long been on the decline. i remember when i was in grade 7 back home (grew up there)my teacher would come in saying "this country is going to the dogs" we passed it off as the rantings of a madman. when i cam here in 1997, my parents could afford to pay my fees and send me money, so i was at a very expensve boarding school you could say. however a couple of years later, that all changed and i had to find work coz my parents couldn't afford it any more. now my parents ran their own businesses successfully back home for many years. my dad is a civil engineer and my mom had a printing business, but both of them moved back here (we used to live here long ago)in 2001 because things were bad, it was good that they did because things declined quickly after that. my in-laws did the same thing an moved to england. James (jimm) my brother-in-law was here but was called to go back to Zimbabwe by the Lord to prepare the saints there for what is coming.

i don't keep up too much with what goes on there any more but when i talk to james we find ourselves talking more about what the Lord is doing to revamp the Spiritual state of Zimbabwe coz at the end of the day that's all that matters. The gospel is spreading faster there and people are being saved more and being filled with the Spirit because ALL ELSE has failed, when one has no money, no food, no job, what is left save for God? we who live here have it all hence the lack of reverence for God and no revival. Revival can only come out of desparation when there is nothing else to fall back on.

the Lord has been dealing with me and showing me more of what is to come for the Church in America and it's not good and it is good at the same time. When the economy collapses next year some time, there will be a lot of sore "Christians" ( using loosly because few who claim this really are) who forsake God at the first sign of disomfort. to them i say "good riddance to bad rubbish coz y'all have made it hard for the true saints of God" to those that hold on i say "now let's REALLY get this thing going, get God's work done and go home as God calls us"

God is about to inflict that which our brethren in Africa are suffering on us. this fire will expose the true saints and the false and separate them that God's glory may shine forth from them that are purified by the fire.AMEN.


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Thank you for sharing that brother.
I would have to agree with you about the things to come in America. What astounds me is that there are many wihtin "the church" who do not beleive that God metes out judgement any longer as they say that we are in the New Covenant which is grace. Imagine their shock when these things begin to happen!
Sadly I believe that the coming collapse of things here will be what it takes to finally wake us up.
My brother has been to Sudan three times in the last year and a half, and he goes into villages in the upper Nile region where they have little or no water, or food. Some know the Lord , others do not. Yet in the midst of all this God is working. Not with established church buildings, and that sort of thing, but by people getting hold of the Bible, and reading it. They will get one and go sit under a tree and read for hours, and then come ask questions about it (even the Muslims). Unforutnately though they do not have solid Biblical instruction which leaves them open to wolves that they may hear saying that they are poor because they don't give to God etc.... It absolutely breaks my heart that in the middle of all this, instead of helping, some are basically condemning these precious souls.


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bro Roaringlamb

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I would have to agree with you about the things to come in America. What astounds me is that there are many wihtin "the church" who do not beleive that God metes out judgement any longer as they say that we are in the New Covenant which is grace. Imagine their shock when these things begin to happen!



you know bro, i don't understand why members of the church think God doesn't judge any more. when i read the revelation, that is the worst of all the judgements that the Lord pours out, dare i say worse than even every judgment thus far put together!the dispensation of grace will end and the Lord (when He is fed up of people goofing off) will pour out His wrath on the earth. The judgements which are coming will indeed catch people off guard and like i said in the last post, there will be some who jump ship coz they can't hack it and people will fall away. i also think that the present prevailing notion that the church will be raptured is also false and when we have to suffer people will also jump ship (fall away)Christ is coming for a bride which is without spot or wrinkle which says to me that we must be purified by fire so we will have to endure some kinda suffering before the rapture. Then i also believe that some mature saints will have to stay behind and tend to those saints who will only come to Christ AFTER the rapture.

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Sadly I believe that the coming collapse of things here will be what it takes to finally wake us up.My brother has been to Sudan three times in the last year and a half, and he goes into villages in the upper Nile region where they have little or no water, or food. Some know the Lord , others do not. Yet in the midst of all this God is working. Not with established church buildings, and that sort of thing, but by people getting hold of the Bible, and reading it. They will get one and go sit under a tree and read for hours, and then come ask questions about it (even the Muslims). Unforutnately though they do not have solid Biblical instruction which leaves them open to wolves that they may hear saying that they are poor because they don't give to God etc.... It absolutely breaks my heart that in the middle of all this, instead of helping, some are basically condemning these precious souls.



bro indeed this is what it will take because right now we have a lot of other stuff going on so we can't focus on God as we should. we are comfortable so what is there to fear? desparation is what is required for revival and when we too are scrounging for food as our brethren in many other places are doing now, then we will RUN to God. i saw this quote by Stephen Olford (look to the top of the page) "it is my conviction that we are never going to have revival until God has brought the church of Jesus Christ to a point of desparation." i fully concur and as i have been seeking the Lord on this in His grace He has shown me this to be so. if the Lord leads check out Art Katz sermon on the 9-11 tragedy.

for those of us who have been scourned and ridiculed for speaking what the Lord has told us to speak concerning the coming hardships, the Lord shall prove His word spoken through us is true. but more importantly those that are really sold out to Him will come out of the shadows and cause His glory to shine throughout the earth.AMEN.


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