- Written by Nelly Sanford Nelly Sanford
- Created: 14 January 2016 14 January 2016
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.Proverbs 22:9
Northern Colorado “Slammin’ Famine” is once again holding a special two-day event in support of the efforts of Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children who are hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. Bags of food cost about $1.36 each and feed six children in developing nations. FMSC meals have reached nearly seventy countries around the world in our history.
Last year Saint John’s Sunday school attended this event. We helped to pack 653,179 meals to send to northern Haiti. That fed 1,789 kids for the whole year! This year we hope you will join us and help us do more!
The packaging event will happen February 26–27 in the McKee building at The Ranch Events Complex. Saint John’s has reserved a spot from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday, February 27. We will be arranging transportation for anyone who would like a ride.
We have fifty spots reserved, and would love to fill them all. The Sunday School children will be participating once again, but that still leaves a lot of spots. Please join us! Sign up out by the Welcome Center.
Not able to attend? Please consider making a donation: make checks out to Saint John’s and make sure the offering is clearly marked for “Slammin’ Famine”. We will also be dedicating the refreshment offering from February 21 to this cause. The donuts and coffee that morning will be provided by Thrivent Financial. All donations will go to Feed My Starving Children. Meals are just 22 cents each, meaning that a donation of just $80 feeds a child for a year!
Jesus was able to feed 5,000 with a little boy’s five loaves and two fish. How many more can God feed with the help of Saint John’s?
Questions? Please see Jill Hudak, Janet Maxwell or Nelly Sanford.
“Hesed” is a Hebrew word that means “kindness”, “mercy”, “loyalty”, “loving-kindness” or “steadfastness.” It’s the way God intends us to live together—a “love your neighbor as yourself,” active, selfless, sacrificial, caring-for-one-another brand of living contradictory to our fallen natures. The “Heseders” are continually looking to work together to share some small measure of God’s extraordinary love. Won’t you join us?