Blessings for hungry children


We participated in a wonderful event on Saturday.  Initiated by Dan Johnson at the Hilmar Covenant Church, hundreds of people from the surrounding communities, irrespective of age, religion, or other distinctions,  joined in a massive food packing endeavor, aimed at feeding hungry children.   Working together under the direction of the “Feed My Hungry Children” organization, we followed FDA rules with caps and clean hands and proceeded to measure and bag and weigh and seal meals and pack them in boxes.  These boxes of healthy rice/soy/veggie/vitamin meals will be shipped to children in crisis.


In our lifelong work in Africa Roy and I have been very focused on helping people establish food security, and have long been proponents of the old saw “give a man a fish and you’ll feed him today, teach a man to fish and you’ll help him be fed for a lifetime”, but there are always immediate needs.  If you try to teach a hungry person anything, without first feeding them, your teaching may just be in vain.  If you try to just use words to tell a hungry person about God’s love but don’t give them anything to eat, your words will most likely just fall unheard.  We firmly believe that we need to follow Jesus’ example of paying attention to the whole person – body, mind, and soul.

The next day we shared at the Hilmar Covenant Church, and we were blessed by the music!  One song in particular had an African feel to it, and this young man is an expert at playing this “djembe” drum!


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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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