1 Corinthians 1:25-31
The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
The Haiti Children’s Feeding Program was birthed from this incident with one small boy:
Recently there was a little boy that we met. The Lord drew our attention to him because he had a very strange look that is not fitting for a small boy. He had no expression on his face and would not laugh, looking dazed. Upon further inspection we noticed he had a protruding stomach that was rock solid. He had soars all around his mouth and on his face. Children in Haiti can often be starving and have parasites. The Doctor gave him a pill that eliminates this problem. Immediately his stomach started softening. We fed him and prayed for him. The next day we went to see how he was doing. These soars that had been all over his face were completely gone and his stomach was in much better condition. The Doctor said, “That is not supposed to happen. I have never seen soars like that heal so fast!” It was a miracle. God had healed him overnight. The Doctor said that it typically takes at least five days for soars like his to clear up. The little boys face looked like an angel; so smooth and clean.
This encounter with this boy led us to want to feed the starving children. We ran to the kitchen at the Bible Training Center and grabbed one of our bags of rice (we had two) and put some beans in a zip lock bag. We took one of our pots and some fuel up to the new church on the hill. We gathered up some wood and some tools and built a make shift kitchen. We hired a lady to cook, got a bunch of plastic bowls and spoons and as soon as the kitchen was built fired up the stove and started cooking. Hungry little children had been waiting all day. The very first day we fed about 100 kids.
The pictures tell the story. Notice the one little boy with a button down shirt sitting to the left in the shade? He knows there’s a blessing coming and he’s not going anywhere until he gets to be a part of it. Pastor Brian and Doctor M are the troopers getting to work building the kitchen. They are not professional contractors but that’s not going to stop them. Out of obedience a Pastor and a Doctor go out to build something they have never built before.
The same little boy, with the red button down shirt is first in line. He’s waited all day during the kitchen construction. An older child is even holding him back a bit. Who knows when the last time he ate was? Does he even have a family? Many children in Haiti are left all day alone while their family members are off trying to back enough money for the day to eat.
Here’s the children, eating in the shade inside the church. After they eat they are fed the Word of God.
Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
By faith we are now feeding the hungriest of the hungry children three times a week at our church community center. We feed them a bible study along with their beans and rice. So far we are feeding at least 100 children each day. Praise God He has opened this door to feed His little lambs. The little boy that was healed was at the feeding program the first week. He smiled at us for the first time.
We have several projects moving forward for Haiti. Some of them include Bibles, Containers, Water and Health for Haiti. Read more >