Feed a child in Nicaragua
Many of you may know or not know, that about a year ago I moved my parents to my father’s home country of Nicaragua. I moved them there to live permanently with the intention of helping feed and nourish the hungry children who live in poverty under horrible conditions. Nicaragua is the poorest country in the western hemisphere second only to Haiti. Having gone to Nicaragua many times as a child to visit family, and now as an adult to do concerts, I have seen the desperate need for help first hand. I have seen so many young children living in complete poverty and hungry with nothing to eat. Most children there are lucky to get one small meal a day.
The average income for a family in Nicaragua is less than one US dollar per day. The work they do most of the time is hard and grueling. They work sun up to sun down and barely make enough for them to survive. Most children can’t even go to school to get an education, as they have to stay back and work with their mother and father to help their families make ends meet. These children work all day only to come home to practically nothing most of the time.
For the past year, my parents have been feeding over 150 kids once a week out of their very own pockets! They have been spending the little bit of retirement money they get every month (after their bills have been paid) to buy groceries and feed these children on a weekly basis. They have covered all gas and vehicle wear and tear as well. My father even nearly died taking food to these children in rural areas when his van got caught in a small creek after heavy rain. He was traveling with two other small children that they pick up to feed when the current caught the van and carried it downstream. They flipped 2 times and where dragged into the river. They where completely under water and “Thank God” that the windows where down as they would have been completely trapped in the van under water. The two children swam out to safety; my father however was caught in his seatbelt and could not break free. Some of the people near by began to scream, “It’s the pastor who feeds our children”. Three men then jumped in and helped my father break free. The van was completely totaled, but we are believing God for a new one. This is what they face and sacrifice on a day-to-day basis in order to feed the less fortunate children of this amazing country.
For about a dollar a day, ($30 a month) you can feed these hungry children one meal per day. Think about it, for about the same amount most of us spend on one dinner, you can actually change a life and ensure that a child has a descent, healthy meal everyday, and have peace knowing that they will not go to bed hungry on an empty stomach because of your generosity.
Please join me in feeding the hungry children of Nicaragua. We are all called to help “the least of these”. Consider helping us feed these less fortunate children who desperately need your help today.
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