Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

Feed the “Dump People” day

May 6, 2009

Food from afar for people who need to be blessed with our love:

Trey Morgan (winner of the 1st TheoBloggers Christian Awards for Blogger of the Year) has a heart for making a difference for the very poorest people you could imagine.   Could you forfeit a take away meal or a couple of lattes, donate the money and make a difference?   I have.  Details here.   If you live outside the USA, you can send money to Trey’s paypal account treymorgan @ msn dot com)  instead of sending a check (cheque lol).

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Menu for Hope – Lesotho, kelerata

December 16, 2008

Tis the season for giving! It is more blessed to give than to receive.

menuforhope

Go and check out this online raffle from one of my favourite food bloggers, Clotilde, who writes:

“The funds raised will benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme and more specifically, their school feeding program in Lesotho, which provides breakfast and lunch to primary school children; we have chosen to support the same program as we did last year, for which — hang on to your bonnet — $91,188 were raised.”

Lesotho is dear to my heart. We grew up with a Mosotho lady, Sophie Sithole, who worked in our home, cleaning, cooking and caring for us. (This was common in South Africa in the sixties and seventies). I studied Sesotho at university. We sponsor a little boy in Lesotho, Refiloe, through World Vision. (This was MissN’s request for her Christmas present 5 years ago).  We would love to visit him on our next visit to South Africa.

sotho-hutsWe spent a few holidays at Cathedral Peak Hotel (on the border with lesotho) when we lived in South Africa and in 1986 we hiked up into Lesotho to climb Cleft Peak (3281m – I will never forget that altitude!)  And we took my dad there 4 years ago when MissN and I visited South Africa. Friends from my previous church are from Lesotho. It’s a beautiful and a proud country with a fascinating history, but a very poor one.

So.. I challenge you to forfeit 3 Starbucks coffees and participate in this program.  I am going to! Anyone else?

Lesotho, kelerata!

Kgotso!

Feeding the “dump” people and Christmas gifts

November 13, 2008

We forget how very blessed we are to have an abundance of good, healthy food to eat every day.  Please take a moment to read about the “dump” people in Honduras on Trey Morgan’s blog.

We are in the lead up to Christmas.  I am being inundated by snowmen on facebook.  The shops are tinselly.  Luckily the Christmas music hasn’t started – yet.  Can I challenge you to cut back on the excessive Christmas spending we do (do any of us actually NEED anything?) and give some presents that will make a real difference to people who have very little?

I was going to give gifts from the Christian Blind Mission International Gifts of Life Christmas catalogue this Christmas but the goats and chickens- what I was going to give-  have sold out already! Last year I gave C an adult’s cataract operation from CBM. That proved rather prophetic as he had cataract surgery this year, followed by more surgery for a detached retina.   So we know firsthand how precious that surgery, and eyesight, is.

Other catalogues are:
World Vision Smiles Catalogue (chickens for A$6, goats for A$39, piglets are A$47)
Gifts of Compassion – Global Food Crisis Gift catalogue
Tear Australia Useful Gifts (fish farming for A$5 would be a cool present for a kid!)

fishfarming

Let’s make a difference to those who need it, and not waste money on more stuff and clutter we don’t need.  We can give chickens or fishfarming for the price of 2 coffees!  What a blessing those gifts will make to the families who receive them.  And it will bless us in giving them too.

Matthew 25: 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.