“Those who share their food never eat alone."
Dear Pastor Jentezen,
Thank you so much for the sponsorship of a container of food each month. It helps more than you could ever know. Haiti is in a serious food crisis now and has been for more than two years, but each day it grows worse. The ones being affected most are babies and small children. That is why we had to open a Malnutrition Clinic. We had so many mothers bringing babies that were near to death. In addition to this outreach, is our Feeding Programs and of course, helping other missionaries who cannot find food for their children.
Malnutrition is such a serious problem in Haiti that if the children live to be five, they call them "the little survivors." When we share food with other missionaries, their stories become our stories, and their pain our pain. Such was the story of little Roseline. She was brought to a Malnutrition Clinic, Real Hope for Haiti, whom we share food with each month (some of which is the food that you sponsored). Roseline's family is very, very poor like most families in Haiti. They come from a village called Delice which is about two or three hours from us. Her parents, Estine and Jacqueline, were always trying to just get by, as many other Haitian families do. However, they lost one child and when Roseline started to show signs of hunger and malnutrition, they did what most parents here do… they just kept hoping it would go away. But malnutrition does not just go away, it gets worse.
Then, another sad thing happened, Roseline's mother died. The baby already had fever, vomiting and diarrhea, but then her feet and legs began swelling. She had the beginning of severe malnutrition called Kwashiorkor, which kills babies. This is when her father took her to the Real Hope for Haiti clinic. They began to care for her and of course, fed her the Feed My Starving Children food you help sponsor and ship to Haiti.
Even though the family is poor and their small two-room house is crowded with seven people, they are all happy to receive food each month. And today, Roseline is happy and doing well. She was a little afraid of getting her picture taken, but she is doing well.
There is a Haitian Creole Proverb that says, “Those who share their food never eat alone." It means that when we share our food in their time of need, someone will share food with us. And of course, it all comes from our Father in Heaven!
Thank you for everything you do each month to feed the poor,
Bobby and Sherry
In Haiti, nearly one-third of all children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth. And more than 100,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition. They are dying of hunger. This is why, for over a decade, Jentezen Franklin Media Ministries has sponsored 272,000 meals each month to feed Haiti’s poorest. You can be part of this life-saving outreach!