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Feed My Starving Children’s partners are really good at what they do. One of those things is finding those in dire need.
On May 1, an FMSC team and I were with Samaritans International of Waxhaw (formerly Samaritans International) driving south of Managua, Nicaragua to visit feeding sites and an orphanage. On the way, Patrick Brown, president of Samaritans, told us how his organization and their partners, Messiah Project and New Hope, are reaching people in the Waspam area of Nicaragua.
I had to Google “Waspam” a couple times to make sure I even knew what part of Nicaragua it was located in. This area is in extreme northern Nicaragua and takes 26 hours to drive there over rough roads. The area has experienced crop failure and is in desperate need of food assistance for its residents to survive. Many of them began to eat tree bark to fill their stomachs. It’s one of those disasters that will never make the news. Samaritans and its partner organizations were able to respond.
Once again, our long-term partnerships enabled the compassion of Christ to work for the least of these. The food made it there and then things started to happen. Those marvelous – and some would say, miraculous – things that happen when the least of these are served by compassion ministries.
Here’s some of what Patrick shared:
- 25,000 people received food relief.
- The local hospital patient population normally contained 90% children. That number was reduced to zero.
- The elderly in the local area were walking to the hospital to get some of this food that was doing so much good.
- Five witch doctors converted to Christianity because the Christian God was greater than their gods that couldn’t save them.
You see, each pack of food is like a mustard seed. Each bag, by itself, is so small in regards to responding to a disaster affecting thousands. Yet, each bag, blessed with God’s intentions, grows to accomplish more than we ever thought possible.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
So, let’s keep on being part of the impossible.