795 million people
go to bed every night without food in their stomachs.
Every 14 seconds
a child dies from hunger-related diseases.
This is a problem we can do something about.
Glen Ellyn Bible Church compassion ministries takes a strong stand to state the love of Jesus verbally and through actions. God demonstrated his love toward us in that while we were unable to help ourselves, He sent Jesus to forgive us from our sin. We consider it our privilege to engage together in ministries that allow us to share that outrageous love of Jesus with others. Feeding the hungry is one clear way to do this.
Demonstrating the presence of Jesus in our own lives, our own community, and to those around the globe is a huge priority for us. We have been privileged to send teams to El Salvador, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, La Paz, Mexico, Turkey, Cambodia, the Ukraine, Chicago, to the Lakota reservation in South Dakota, Haiti, and many other places toward such an end. Feed My Starving Children is a Faith based anti-hunger Christian Ministry located in Minnesota. Since 2012, we have been privileged to partner with them, assembling nearly three-quarter of a million meals for hungry children around the world. Since 2014, we have hosted an annual MobilePack right here in our own building, coming together with others in our community to help fight hunger, illness, and poverty, both physically and spiritually.
Meals packed like this wind up in over 70 countries where they are given to support locally-based feeding programs. 35% go to Haiti. I am happy to say that 99% of the meals packed by FMSC are delivered with accuracy, even as far away as North Korea! That is where the container we filled was shipped in 2015.
Through several days of hard work and some financial sacrifice, God used our community to provide food for up to 785 kids every day for an entire year. We are already looking forward to April 2017 when we’ll set a goal to do even more to fight hunger.
Registration and information about our next MobilePack will come in January 2017. Until that time, keep getting ready and allowing God to use you right here.
Sincerely, for the entire GEBC MobilePack Team,
John Foster, Outreach Pastor