Matt. 25:37 “Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink?” We have been given a wonderful message of love, hope and compassion to share with all we meet, yet how much more apparent and heartfelt the message of Jesus becomes when that love can be shown in a real, practical way as well.
From its simple beginnings, our feeding program has been touching lives with the love of Jesus among the poor, needy and downtrodden of Nicaragua as the Lord has continually provided the much needed food and resources to share His love.
Over the years the program has steadily increased in size and scope, having grown from providing a meal for several hundred once a month to now providing several thousand children, elderly and pregnant women with a hot noonday meal five days a week.
This year the Lord has once again provided for the program to be expanded, for the first time, into the Rio Coco region. The first feeding center opened last month and is located at our ministry headquarters in Waspam, where children close to that location can receive the vitamin enriched rice mix throughout the week. The food is prepared by our church members and is available from 11:30am to 1:00pm, when the children are heading to and from school. Many children will then use our library located next to the feeding center.
A second location has been set up down river in the village of Klampa, where our pastor and church members loving prepare and serve the food. The impact of the vitamin enriched food has produced some wonderful and amazing testimonies. One such story was that of a three year old boy who, because of severe mal-nutrition and internal parasites, had been very weak, listless and they feared would not live much longer without help. However in just a few short weeks, the pastor reports the little boy is now energetic, laughing and running around with the other children. They said it is another miracle of God and a testimony of His love in hearing and answering their prayers!
Our prayer is to be able to continue expanding the feeding program to many more locations and hope you will join us in praying for many more lives to be touched and hearts changed by the love of Jesus.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matt. 25:40
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