One person astutely noted that if each person (who reads this blog or is part of the Facebook Remember the Poor group) swapped out $200, the goal of completing the farm AND providing emergency relief food to the villages in Teso would be done…in ONE DAY!
ONE DAY! There’s no reason for people to go hungry. God has graciously given us his resources for us to distribute. What a privilege!
As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 2 Cor 9:9
TOTAL to DATE: 561,400 meals (Nkumba)
GOAL: 2,200,000 meals (Nkumba)
TOTAL to DATE: total not yet available (Teso)
GOAL: 220,500 meals (Teso)
As I write this, though, I am reminded that apart from Him, we can do nothing. But IN HIM and THROUGH HIM in ONE DAY, we can do this!
Of course, $200 is just an average. God provides to each of us differently. To some he gives a quarter. To others he gives $10,000. In 2 Cor 8, we are told that if the willingness is there, it is acceptable, according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
Scripture teaches that there is enough to meet EVERY need–not just in Uganda, but EVERYWHERE. That God has provided. And that He provides through us–His people. (2 Cor 8:14-15)
If Christ were living on earth today, He would feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give water to the thirsty. In his absence, with every member of his body (US!) participating and working properly to meet needs around the world, we are the ones who will make His body grow.
(Through Christ), the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:16
If you missed the SWAP-IT post, catch it here.