Introduced to hunger, her name is Melisa.
The poverty of the community God sent me to was obvious from my first trip. But the depth of it never quite hit me until this visit in November of 2014. My face had become familar to many, which also meant to them the American will help. I met Melisa on this trip. A young girl who obviously cared for her sister as well. Both dirty and hungry. She would just come out of nowhere and look at me with those eyes of hunger. Was this Jesus? Yes, the weeks I'm there I'm more than willing to buy her a bag of rice and dry beans but she needs more. Where will she turn for food when I'm gone? Her eyes tell so many stories. How can I help more God?
November 22, 2014 - Facebook Post:
These are the faces of Sambo that cut to the innermost part of my heart... hungry and in so much need. Melisa, raising her little sister Stefani. If only I could help more......
November 24, 2014 - Facebook Post
A runaway child brought to us for shoes. She's been missing for 5 days, found sick and barefoot. She has a loving place to stay here in Sambo, but she continues to run back to a neighboring town. The grandmother that raised her recently died and she's sad and confused. Please pray Shantel receives the LOVE wanting to be shared with her here.
December 3, 2014 - When Spaghetti is a treat!
I have yet to meet a child that didn't like spaghetti. The children in Honduras aren't much different. This is Jose, best little drummer I know in Sambo. I've also been witness to his family eating nothing more than flour tortillas for dinner. I know this family would really benefit from a feeding program. Can Fingerprints of Hope make a difference?
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:35-40 (NASB)