Today we were in the Rwamwanja Refugee Camp, Uganda – home to 72,000 Congolese refugees. This camp has nine schools with 2,000 – 3,000 students in each school.
This report is from Mark Crea is the CEO/Executive Director of Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). During this week, he had the incredible privilege of traveling throughout Uganda with Stefan Radelich, CEO and President of Feed the Hungry.
Every day the children receive FMSC meals. Today the food they are eating was packed with love at our Aurora, Illinois site. If the food was not here, many students would not go to school.
You’ve heard me say numerous times, “You better have a Plan B and C when working in the places we work.”
At the Mahega school, Plan B was in place. The pots they use to cook our food are the biggest I’ve ever seen. The cooks rise very early in the morning to prepare the noon meal. They gather wood; build, light, and stoke the fire; then fill the pot with water and finally FMSC food.
However, today the large pot at this school cracked.
Smaller pots were gathered, and the cooking process started all over again. What that meant was that the hungry children would not eat at noon. Instead, they would eat at 4:00 p.m.
No one left. All 2,218 children waited – empty bowl in hand – for four hours.
But at the end of the long wait, their tummies were full. Praise God for our partners who do everything they possibly can to feed God’s children.
Even when that means going to Plan B or C. Even when that means starting over so no child goes home hungry.
P.S. – FMSC will help pay to repair the cracked pot. It will be $150 (600,000 shillings) well spent.
As a Christian nonprofit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.You will hear us say this again and again: “We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.” We truly mean this. This means reaching the hard-to-reach people and places, the “least of these.” They will be found, and they will be fed. With God’s help we will work together with organizations and ministries across the globe to end hunger. Operating in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) distributes nutritious food and inexpensive meals that enable missions to run orphanages, clinics and schools. Learn more about FMSC and how to volunteer or support their work here.
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