We're going to feed 200 children in Somoto, Nicaragua - Are YOU In?
In March of this year, we went down to Nicaragua to serve vulnerable and orphaned children. What an experience! I have never been so moved, first by the conditions of poverty I encountered, and then by the love and joy these children had.
I had the opportunity to serve to many children what was their only meal that day - a hot lunch of things like rice, beans, chicken, and bread. Just one meal a day at the feeding center. I can't imagine what their lives would be like without such a program. And it didn't stop there. At the same program, we saw Nicaraguan leaders and older youth from the community pouring into the children's lives. Things like education, spiritual development, dignity, and recreation were focused on. It wasn't just a meal, it was an opportunity for new life.
And then we caught the vision for a brand new feeding center. Northern Nicaragua is desperately poor. In some places, unemployment is over 80%. In Somoto, about 4 hours north of the capital, familes in multiple districts across the city are struggling desperately to survive. Little boy's like the one in the photo above have the discolored, brittle hair that are easily recognizable signs of severe malnourishment.
So we said enough is enough - we've seen the great need, and it's time to do something about it. We're asking YOU to partner with us in feeding 200 children in Somoto. That's 200 children who have never before had this opportunity. A hot meal can lift a child out of malnourishment. It can keep a family together. It can help a child focus in school, or get them off of the streets. We're talking about complete life change.
Would YOU partner with us in changing children's lives? For just $15/month, you can feed one child every day. How many children will you feed?
Thank you for your generous hearts for these children that we have come to love. You're changing lives, and we're so grateful to be a part of that with you.
Jenn, Hawley, and Jess
Read a personal letter from Hawley and Jess right here!
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