This is the first time since being with Feed the Hungry that I have returned to the same country for a second time. It is soooo good to see the progress being made in the lives of people because of the consistent and long term commitment of Feed the Hungry partners. I saw a young lady in the church who gave her life to Christ in our last visit. She is standing taller with confidence, she is laughing and making friends, and very beautiful. I love it! And, when we went to the dump to participate in the lunchtime feeding program, I saw a little girl that Kandesa had photographed the last time we were here. I was so excited I almost cried! Last time she was half naked, very dirty, and had very obvious signs of malnutrition. Her stomach is still a little bloated, but she had different clothes on each day we were there, and I am so glad to see that she is now getting nutritious food on a consistent basis. Oh man, to actually see the difference we are making right before my eyes is so humbling and such a precious gift!
Through our partnership with Pastor Gahonna and New Jerusalem Church, FTH is now feeding about 220 children at the dumpsite in Bluefields twice a week. Before each meal the children’s pastors from the church hold a mini sunday school class, telling bible stories with visuals, singing songs, and praying for the children. These children are not only being fed, but being shown that they are valuable and much loved, with a hope for a future without poverty! We are committed to expand this program until we are able to provide meals 6 days a week. Please pray and support this effort, and watch lives like this little girl change because of your compassion.