“The children I gave you are hungry. Feed them.”
When God said that to us, it was as overwhelming as when Jesus told the disciples to feed the multitudes. How could we possibly feed that many children every day?
We were doing well with the mandate to help very poor children get an education, by paying for school expenses. But some of the children were badly undernourished, such that they could not concentrate in school. Some of them were irregular in attendance because of illness and hunger. Others missed school because they were scavenging for food. The most requested gift last Christmas was food. Hunger is real.
Almost nothing puts a smile on a child’s face like food when they are hungry. The children in this photo are happy they have some good food to eat. If it weren’t for this rice and chicken meal, they likely would not have anything and would be going to bed hungry.
Some of our Partners, Sponsors and Friends regularly send money to help provide food. We are thankful for that. All through the last school year, we sent more money to the Philippines for food than we received in our Food for Learning fund. Our desire has been to provide breakfast and lunch on school days and one good healthy meal on the weekend. This current school year we had to reduce what we send for feeding the children. It was a very hard decision. Our prayer has been that God would provide for them, whether through us or in other ways. Our God is a big God. Working together we can meet this need.
You can be part of giving hope to some very poor children in the Philippines. Your gifts help feed the very poorest of children in body (food), mind (education) and spirit (the Gospel of Jesus). If you are interested in investing in the life of a very poor child, let me know or check our website by clicking this link: Fullness in Christ Ministries.