Did you know people are almost 20 times more likely to die from cold weather than from hot weather?1 Cold weather kills thousands of people around the world each year. 2
In the regions GFA World serves, many people still live in poverty, and even a blanket or a winter jacket can be unaffordable for them. This puts lives at risk, and it makes it harder for missionaries to visit people who are waiting to hear of Christ’s love.
Please join us in praying this month for those who need blankets and winter clothing.
1 Dear, Keith, and Zhan Wang. “Climate and health: mortality attributable to heat and cold.” The Lancet 386, no. 9991 (July 25, 2015): 320-322. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960897-2/fulltext.
2 Gasparrini, Antonio, et. al. “Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multicountry observational study.” The Lancet 386, no. 9991 (July 25, 2015): 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62114-0.