Have you been touched by tough times? Are you learning to become more frugal in order to better make ends meet? Is it harder to save money so you are learning how to do without some extras? I know I have. I have been doing this for many years. I was a single mom for 12 years, so I learned how to save and how to live beneath my means. There were times where I washed and reused baggies, coffee filters, and truly every blanket (we used many as our apartment had only one heater in the living room), utensil, plate, and piece of cookware came from a second hand store.
Still those times were nothing compared to the poverty in so many other areas. Places where people have to walk miles for water. Where they get second hand clothes as well, but their shirts tout Superbowl players who didn't win the big game. Physical and mental strength are vital in places like these. Most vital is the prayers and generosity of others. Even now in our personal financial lows (me personally) it is more important and necessary than ever to give. Even if that gift is prayer. That is what I am asking for today. :)
My station, Radio Shine, has a team in Guatemala on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry. If you have a moment today, please pray for the lovely children, our team, and for the ministry of Food for the Hungry. If you are interested in taking a glance at what is up, they have a blog of their trip here: Radio Shine Food for the Hungry Guatemala Team Blog
Here is the Shine4Kids team before they left for their journey.
These young girls are just two of the lovely children that are sponsored through the Food for the Hungry ministry.
Patrick and Heather Eddolls of Covenent 31 lead worship.
This is Heather Eddolls of Covenant 31. One of Radio Shine's Shine4Kids team members!
Here is a little bit about Food for the Hungry:
Food for the Hungry is a non-profit relief and development organization. We've been transforming lives one at a time since 1971. Be change.
Our Mission: To walk with churches, leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.
Vision: "God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide."
To learn more about Food for the Hungry, follow the link below.
LINK: Food for the Hungry
Thanks for stopping by. Please pray for our team and again the ministry of Food for the Hungry and the many communities they touch. And hey, if you could stop by and offer them some words of encouragement, that would be such a blessing to them!