The children that Fullness in Christ Ministries sponsors come from very poor homes where food is inadequate at best and scarce in too many homes. Our pastors work creatively and hard to provide the nutrition needed by the children. Feeding under-nourished children improves their health and their performance in school, providing a way of escape from poverty.
The sponsored school children, in the photo, live in the Philippines and come to the pastors home for lunch. While it is our desire at Fullness in Christ Ministries to provide breakfast and lunch to our sponsored children every school day, our income is not sufficient to do it. The pastor of the children has identified the ones who are most under-nourished and provides lunch every school day for them. All of the sponsored children come for lunch two times a week.
The church caring for the children in this photo has a nice vegetable garden, which is cared for by the parents and children. They eat some and sell some in the market to buy food items they cannot grow. In some locations, especially the more rural ones, families are given seeds and encouraged to grow vegetables to provide food for their families. It seems God likes this because for the last few trips, we have had seeds donated to take with us for distribution to the pastors and the families of the sponsored children. THANK YOU FOR THOSE GIFTS OF SEEDS!
An undernourished child who does not feel well, has a hard time learning, and is often absent, because they just don’t feel like getting up and going to school. When the children have the nutrition they need, they do better in school. They are healthier, happier, and we see an improvement in their school attendance.
Thank you Partners, Sponsors and Friends who give so the children can get the food and education they need. You are helping to break the inherited cycle of poverty in the lives of these children. Your investment in the lives of the children is producing good returns in their lives. Thank you!!!!
If you are interested in investing in the life of a very poor child, let me know or check out the Fullness in Christ Ministries website at http://fullnessinchristministries.org.