Everyone needs a hand-up once in a while
Once or twice a year, there comes a time in Kapchorwa where either drought or too much rain has destroyed the crops—sometimes insects get young plants. Or, the crops are growing beautifully, but food is scarce for a few weeks until they are ripe & ready to harvest. This is also where the Lord uses us. We cannot have kids coming to our school hungry. After discussion and prayer it was decided GodWill Ministries would send money to purchase a truckload of Posho.
Posho flour is their main staple. They normally make a porridge. We want to feed all of our school children and their families. We‘ve got 342 school students in 167 households. 15 teachers, and our support staff, our amazing cook and their families etc. Then we have several very poor widows that live not far away. We cannot forget the desperately poor that live near the school.
I cannot imagine not being able to go to my refrigerator or cupboard and grab something. Food Is not just a want—we cannot teach children if they are hungry! These are God’s children and our responsibility. We want to care for, love and nurture these young ones.
- “Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11
- “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry…” – Psalm 146:7
- “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18
- “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitat.” – Psalm 68:5
One of the blessings is such “Neighborly love” for one another as they partake in the food distribution.