We have been offered another matching funds opportunity!
Some of you have read recently, here or on our FB page, that because of rising shipping costs we can no longer feed children for a penny a meal. The cost to us, to feed each of the approximately 12,000 children in the feeding centers we supply, is now around 2 cents per meal. Still a bargain, to be sure, but not quite as "catchy" as "Penny-A-Meal Deal."
A donation of a hundred dollars would feed more than a dozen children two meals a week for an entire year!
A single donation of two hundred dollars - and you will be supplying the food for an entire feeding center in one of our rural villages for a year!
I could go on . . . but you can do the math.
And the feeding centers aren't all about food. The pastors who run these centers do so as an outreach to their communities. They present a Bible lesson when the children gather for a meal, but really, that's just the most basic way that God's love is shared with these children.
A beautiful example of this is the story of Karen, a young girl in our Tejeras feeding center. (I shared her story back in May. Click here to see that post.) Because of her involvement in the feeding center in her village, the pastor running the program knew of her family's difficulties, and a member of his church arranged no-cost housing for them, when they had none and could not afford to pay any rent. This is how the church is supposed to function, and we are so very, very blessed to be a small part of this bigger picture.
If you'd like to take part in this matching funds opportunity, here's how you can do that . . .
To Donate by Mail, send checks to:
PO BOX 560233
Orlando, Florida 32856-0233
- Make check payable to "The Foundation" -- Be sure to write "preferenced for Sowers Ministry (Feeding Centers)" on an enclosed paper -
To Donate Online:
Click on THIS LINK to donate online using credit card, or debit card. Make sure that you choose "Missionary Support" from the drop down menu, and type in "Sowers Ministry - Feeding Centers" in the box requesting "additional specifics on how to use the gift."
If additional instructions or information are needed for donating, please don't hesitate to call The Foundation for Missions, at 407-796-4939, or send your questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org