For the last many months, we have been involved in a humanitarian effort to feed starving children. Our daughter Jessica and her husband, Josh serve as missionaries in Guatemala. They were informed of a community where, because of various issues, children were literally starving to death. Along with some other missionaries, they immediately started coordinating efforts to take in food to support the feeding program that had just begun, under the direction of a local pastor whose name is Freddie.
Jess and Josh began buying food in mass quantities and delivering it to the church where the children ate. Visiting teams from the US began to make this two hour trip from Guatemala City. 140 children have been eating breakfast every day, thanks to the efforts of these people. Letha and I have been there and seen, first-hand, what happens. It truly is an awe-inspiring thing.
Recently, a generous donor in the US gave enough money toward this effort that more hungry children can be fed. Beginning in just a few days, 100 additional kids will eat breakfast every day at the church! Please understand, these are not children who have other options. They could not just stay at home and eat if the program were not there. They would not eat at all. They are sick and malnourished. Many are emaciated.
I consider this entire project to be a miracle. Now 240 kids who would otherwise go hungry, are eating a good meal every day. God bless Jess and Josh for their efforts. God bless the teams that buy food and go there to serve. God bless Pastor Freddie. And God bless the generous donor who heard of the need and stepped up and gave. Most of all, God bless the kids of Rio Bravo!
He really does love them, I hope they can see and experience that through our efforts. If you want to get involved, contact Jessica and Josh at: TheHansonsinGuatemala@gmail.com