The year 2022 has been a year with many blessings. It has also been the first year in a while that was calmer and more normal. Busy? Yes. At CAM it seems there is always a lot going on, but 2020 and 2021 were exceptionally so. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a huge surge in needs and increased contributions. Then came the Haiti hostage crisis from October to December 2021. Through it all, God was and continues to be so very faithful. We thank you, CAM friends and supporters, for rallying to the occasions!
The biggest story this year was Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February—the largest ground war in Europe since World War II. Depending on how long the war lasts, this could become CAM’s largest project ever. Hundreds of churches in Ukraine are looking for help and hope during their long, dark winter ahead. Aside from Ukraine, our list of other major war-torn areas of need—Yemen, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Myanmar, etc.—has never been longer. In these crises, it is important to remember that physical needs often equal spiritual opportunities.
This year, skyrocketing inflation has plunged millions around the world into economic despair. While contributions from our faithful supporters continue to run strong, there is a cloud on the horizon as the US Federal Reserve attempts to rein in inflation by raising interest rates. Will there be a recession? If it comes, will it be mild? How long will it last? We leave those things in God’s hands. It is our calling to be good stewards of what He makes available to us.
It looks like there will be plenty to do in the coming year. Armed with 50+ programs to meet an array of physical and spiritual needs, and blessed with an outstanding group of associates, contacts, and supporters at home and abroad, I look forward to 2023! Our desire at CAM is to be God’s humble servants and do His bidding to the best of our abilities. We look to Him for wisdom and strength to fulfill what He calls us to do.
THANK YOU so much and GOD BLESS YOU for all you have done for the cause of Christ in 2022! I consider it a great blessing, privilege, and opportunity to be co-laborers in the effort to be “the hands and feet of Jesus” in today’s world of need and spiritual opportunity!
May you and yours have a most blessed and very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things . . . Revelation 4:11
David N. Troyer, General Director
Christian Aid Ministries