FTN has been working with Missions Touch Ministries (MTM) to provide 12,000 children in 35 different schools and orphanages with one or two meals each day. These children don’t have any other means of support and many still live on the streets. When the feeding programs begin in schools, enrollment doubles, as this is often the only predictable food source for these children.
Energy levels, alertness and school attendance all greatly improve after being in the program for a few months, just as Maxwell and his sister Monique (pictured below) experienced. These preschoolers came to Blessed Favor Christian School quite malnourished. Maxwell was very weak and did not have the strength to play or participate in school activities. Six months later, both children are flourishing.
We recently received a letter from Dave Keating, MTM operations director, thanking us for our support:
“Thank you so much for serving the children of Zambia with us. Without your continued support, many of these children would not have a future. On behalf of the children, parents and/or caregivers, and ourselves, may God richly bless you and your organizations in all of your future endeavors. We thank God for all of you.”
We are also working with Family Legacy International to provide 4,000 children in 17 different schools and orphanages with a meal each day. Since the program started, Family Legacy has seen amazing results. Caretakers who once refused assistance now ask for their children to join the program, and attendance has increased and become more consistent.
Thank you to all who have supported our efforts in Zambia. The waiting list to receive food continues to grow. But, you can help. Please join with us to reach more children with the love and food they so desperately need.