For over 6 months now we have been running a feeding program for approx’ 300 children. The kids get fed three times a week as a supplement to their normal diets. The program has been a huge success with the majority of children showing weight gain and increased energy levels, which is just what you want to see.
As part of the program our two co-ordinators have also been reaching out to mums and dads with both practical advice and spiritual teaching. There have been some great testimonies as our two workers, Armie and Beth have continued to encourage people towards Jesus. They have actually done such a good job, that the organisation that supplies the feeding product has asked them to continue on for another 6 months, plus they have been asked to start another feeding program in another part of Baseco. So starting in January 2014, we could well be feeding between 400-500 children in a week, with each child receiving three good nutritious meals a week, on top of their normal diet.
In the following pics we are having a “Meet and Greet” day with the children and their mums or dads (not many dads turned up, but that is very standard). So today there was extra food, games, prizes and a few presents.
Everyone had a ball, and four ladies accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.