The Whole Person
With nourishment of the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit comes a brighter hope for the future, as the life expectancy of these children will rise with a regular diet. Our hope is that these children will have greater opportunity to exit the slums with a well-rounded primary education.
Most importantly, our aim is to present the Good News of Jesus to these children. And our expectation is that in His hands, they find the greatest hope and satisfaction. We want to be clear that our mission is not merely humanitarian aid through the distribution of food. Rather, our goal is the presentation of the Gospel, as this is our principal and primary goal.
We focus on changing the lives of children in the slums by providing nourishment to their complete person, thereby helping to overcome many of the obstacles they face everyday!
We do this by providing meals twice a day within local schools. Our aim is to ensure that these children have an opportunity to be healthy and in doing so, they might extend their life expectancy.
"For I was hungry and you fed me...." Mathew 25:35
These meals are distributed by local pastors and spiritual leaders with whom we partner. The program also insures that:
- Bible curriculum is provided in each school
- Chapel is held at least once per week
- Pastoral care is available for each school and child
- Children are encouraged to connect with their local church
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Rom 10:9
These leaders work in conjunction with the schools and their teachers to incorporate Biblical teaching in the curriculum, as well as provide encouragement and guidance to the children throughout the school year. The provision of meals within the schools ensures that schools remain an attractive option for these children; otherwise, they might be forced to spend their day in search of sustenance.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
Because these children receive physical nourishment along with spiritual nourishment within an educational setting,they gain the emotional nourishment vital to hope. The food, love, encouragement and education the children receive work together to build character and self-esteem.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Tim 1:7