Did you know over two million children die every single year from starvation? 2,000,000! That’s a really big number. I’m not even sure I can “see” that number, can you? What does 2,000,000 look like? We could fill the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis every 11 days with children — who are doomed to die because they do not have enough food.
6200. children. every. single. day.
But that number is still hard to visualize. Can we even see that many children? Well, how about one? … one child?
Can you see this one? This is Moses, and he was found in an outdoor toilet in Haiti. A man passing by heard his cry, and lowered himself down into that filth to save this sewage-covered baby. The baby was taken to Love A Child Orphanage, where he was named, Moses, because it means, ‘drawn out of the water’. (I, myself, think that was a very generous name.)
But even still, Moses is on the other side of the world. Does he touch my life? Can I really “see” him? Are you a parent? A grandparent? What if, for just a moment, you imagine the face of your child or your grandchild on that photo.
You can see him now, can’t you?! I know I can. Seeing my grandchild’s face on that little body makes it personal; makes it hurt.
It is only by the grace of God that it is NOT my child…or yours.
Love A Child Orphanage is a recipient of Feed My Starving Children MannaPack food. This orphanage was able to divert some funds and give Moses a special formula. Four months later, the picture of him shows a remarkable difference.Look at that baby now! Contented, satisfied — even chubby cheeks.
And after the formula, Moses received FMSC MannaPack food. In the picture below, he looks like a typical 3 or 4 year old. Look at that smile and sparkle in his eyes!
What would the world look like if starving children all over the world had enough food? If they could stop thinking about food ALL THE TIME, and think about… well, school, for instance. Or play. Or friends. Or any thought other than ‘is there any food?’
What would happen if we could change these kids…
Into these kids…
We have the power to prevent thousands of children from dying every single month. Feed My Starving Children sent over 229 million meals to malnourished children last year. My community helped pack over 700,000 of those meals. Yours can too!
James 1:27 says, Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Proverbs 22:9 says, The generous will themselves be blessed for they share their food with the poor.
Nothing is more important than children having enough food to…. just survive.
You may not be able to go to Haiti or Honduras or any other foreign country, but your mission field can be right here, close to your community — at any FMSC MobilePack. Click the link to find a Mobilepack close to you.
If you help pack the food, someone’s child gets to live.