Hey! Ever wondered what we feed the kids? Well, because 100% of ChildCry proceeds go to buying food, we don’t employ cooks or ship food over or anything like that. As long as it’s good for them, kids fed by ChildCry get to eat what they know, cooked by awesome volunteers on the ground. Example: This plate is piled high with some authentic,delicious Haitian food! For a hungry kid in Haiti, it doesn’t get much better than that Happy weekend, people.
Doctrinal questions and fine theological points aside, the gospel is always so practical. One of our newest ChildCry sites–called La Camila–ministers to “squatters: living just outside of Medellin. These people have been forced to leave their homes because of violence and now reside in small shacks pieced together with scraps and materials they have managed to scavenge from the surrounding area. Many of the children are unable to travel the long distance to school and don;t eat regularly because of their family’s condition.
At La Camila, a group of young people lead the program for the children which always includes a free meal. Many of the kids say this is the best meal they get all week. That’s huge!
This weekend while the TSC team was visiting, three kids gave their lives to Christ! Incredible! Food. Jesus. Don;t see the connection? Well, on the most basic level, when do you find easiest to focus on hearing and retaining important information? When you can’t hear your thoughts over the growling of your stomach? When you feel faint and dizzy because you haven’t had a solid meal in days? Of course not!
And on an equally practical level, it’s tough to convince someone you care for them when you have the means to meet their most glaring and obvious need and don’t. That’s why we’re here–to be Jesus as we speak Jesus–one meal, one word, one life-changing trip at a time.
Hey people! So, if you happened to check out our last post, you’re getting as antsy about our new website launch as we are! Hang in there–it’s coming! We decided to ease the pain a bit with a little fun fact about ChildCry: do you know that the Myanmar branch feeds not only Burmese orphans but also young Buddhist monks? Why them? Well, because they’re children and because they are hungry, of course! Most of them have lost their parents or loved ones but Jesus cares for these little guys and so do we:
Ouch! We just noticed that the last blog entry was April 2013. I guess we’ve been swamped since Ben Hughes left last year—did you miss us? We’ve been cooking up some new ideas and goals we can’t wait to share with you guys. In the meantime, we know what you’re thinking: where are the kids? Still being fed!
Just because you haven’t seen a blog post doesn’t mean that we haven’t been active behind the scenes. Check out these shots of our kids in the Mexico and Burundi feeding programs. Remember, ChildCry is a not for profit organization and we still need your help to keep feeding the kids! Stay tuned for the launch of our revamped website and for creative new ways to partner with ChildCry. Thanks for reading! It’s good to be back.