Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hoping for rain

We've had some light rains this week, and are told to expect a little more, but the real rains, the daily downpours of the rainy season, should begin about the end of April.

Last year the rains started a little late, and there was a prolonged dry period in the middle of the rainy season when much of the corn crop was lost. The disastrous floods of November 8th destroyed most of the second planting of beans. Altogether, the climate variations, caused by an El Niño year, meant scarcity and high prices for these most basic food resources.

The prediction this year is for more normal weather, and a better crop. For the sake of the many in El Salvador and throughout Central America who get most of their nutrition from corn and beans, we pray that it may be so.

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