In the United States, we just celebrated Thanksgiving; a time to thank God for all the blessings He has provided to us.
In Zambia, we are also grateful, but basic needs remain a struggle. Zambia is facing another year of severe drought. Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made lake and the nation’s main reservoir is at the lowest level since it was constructed 63 years ago. This is creating an impending major food crisis for the country.
At the Village of Hope, we provide our own farm-grown food for our children, and they are well nourished. However, in the impoverished rural area in which we are located, having adequate food is a critical issue. Most children around us only get one meal a day – often cooked corn flour and water.
As part of our ministry in Christ, we are trying to reach one thousand hungry children in our neighboring schools through our “Breader World” outreach. As we get sponsors to help, we will provide a daily child-sized loaf of nutritious whole wheat bread from our Hope Bakery to a hungry neighboring child.