I was asked by my friend and fellow board member, Ron Whitted, to proofread a prayer newsletter that he regularly sends out to our church partners.
As I was reading, I came across a sentence that not only touched my heart, but it also brought me to tears. Ron was praising God for faithfully supplying food to the school children. He wrote “Many families say they send their kids to school just so they can get a meal each day.”
I know that this is true. I have witnessed it firsthand. Yet to read it in print, once again, it touched my heart. I know that this may be the only meal some kids receive each day.
During the difficult turmoil in Haiti, Pastor Delamy has made it a priority to buy food when the opportunity arises. Occasionally, Pastor Delamy reaches out and requests funds because he has an opportunity to buy a supply of rice and beans. This is always an easy decision on the part of HFH’s Board of Directors. The difficult part is truly understanding the need.
The next time Pastor Delamy requests money to purchase life-saving food, I will take a pause . . . I will thank God for my many blessings . . . and I will heed the call.
I thank every person reading this article for supporting the programs that save lives. When you donate, you can designate funds specifically for school lunches, nutrition or to the Medika Mamba program, a life-saving program for infants.
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9
by Donn Raymond, HFH board member