A Bowl of Rice

Life is all about perspective.
My church is participating in an event called Feed My Starving Children. 
Our goal…to pack 425,000 meals for children all over the world.
100,000 of those to go to East Africa where they are suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. 
Our challenge..to eat in the same way over half the world’s population eats.
 We will eat and drink only a subsistence diet. 
So this week (Monday – Thursday) I, along with my church will take part: 
oatmeal for breakfast, 
a bowl of rice and beans for lunch & dinner, 
and tap water to drink.
I might be a little grumpy, but that’s beside the point. 
The point is to realize how blessed I am, I don’t know what true hunger really is. 
As Christians we are called to help, and I am SO excited about this opportunity…
Here are some of the verses I’ll be leaning on this week.
“Love the LORD your God with ALL your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…and the second is like it “LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Matthew 22:37-39
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more important than clothes…” ~Luke 12:22-23
“…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” ~Luke 12:48
You can help too:

I’d love your thoughts and prayers,
but even more so prayers 
for the innocent children who are without dinner tonight, or lunch tomorrow. 
And the parents who don’t know where their child’s next meal will come from.
If you would like to donate to FMSC efforts or learn more about this organization, visit their website…

$36 feeds five children for an entire month.

I know this post was a little heavy, but it’s important.

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2 thoughts on “A Bowl of Rice”

  • Our class at church did a “tap water challenge” last year. The point was to drink only tap water (no bottled water) for a week and send the money we would normally spend on soft drinks, coffee, etc. to build wells in a 3rd world country. I had a horrible headache for 2 days, but it was worth it! We don't realize all the little luxuries that we have. Good for you and your church to participate in such a challenge! I will say a prayer for you and the children you will be helping!

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