Thursday, September 24, 2009

Did you pack this box that ended up in Swaziland?

Another email & picture from Swaziland just came in this morning.

In Bheventi, the winter season is just now ending. When Kids Against Hunger - Cincinnati's Larry Bergeron last visited, the Bheventi care point had 85 children, which was approx 12 km from the main road with no water and animals roaming free through the camp.

KAH - Cincinnati and A Child's Hope International has just been approved to send anti-parasite medicine to the area. Hopefully, these pills will go out with our next shipment. The children suffer greatly from parasites and worms that infest their bodies. Since most of the kids don't have shoes, their feet get cuts very easily and the worms enter their bodies. It is our hope to also provide a fresh water well to the area (approx $5,000).
Dear Larry

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to take some boxes of food to a new carepoint (not too far from Bheveni) who have asked us for help. This would not have been possible without the boxes of food you and your helpers packed and sent us. So thank you so much for it. I thought so much of you; I actually wished you were there at that carepoint with me to see those kids, hear some of their sad stories, and see the thankfulness in the eyes of the women who have taken the job of feeding those kids on their shoulders.

Attached is a picture of the ladies holding one of the boxes.

Blessings and love,


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Swaziland Update

The below photos are the latest from the mission in Swaziland. How wonderful to know that what was done months ago is helping today. These are not small servings are they?

The note from the pastor in the field serving these children:
Thank you for the food. It came just at the right time. We are going to be able to feed so many kids; from all nine of the Care Points we work with around Nsoko. This food is crucial for the health and nutrition of these children. Since receiving a similar food in the past, the nutrition of the children has improved significantly. Your generous contribution to the ministry here will enable hundreds of children to eat for several weeks. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, and the center of their bellies. Pastor Dlamini

Monday, September 21, 2009

From an 11 year old volunteer.....

From an 11 year old volunteer, Alyssa:
"Kids against Hunger. It was a Saturday. My mom and I were checking out Kids against Hunger. I was so excited when I got done but then I realized that the kids who the food goes to only get one meal per day. And we get three, so I wanted to go back the very next day and serve some more."
Making a Difference.
Thank you Alyssa!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Human Sundae = Clean Drinking Water???

Thank you to the Children's Ministries of Christian Life Center in West Chester, OH for their fun donation! The kids were challenged by Cathy Hageman, their pastor of Children's Ministries, to raise $500 to provide clean drinking water for 10,000 kids in Nicaragua. To liven the challenge up a bit, Cathy promised to become a human ice cream sundae if the kids exceeded the goal. As you can see below, the kids raised a total of $1,185.07!! Enjoy the pictures below and thank you to everyone at CLC!