“The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” 1 Corinthians 10:16b-17
One of our goals from the beginning of this ministry was to provide food for the students at the school in Carrefour Poy. Pastor Gilbert told us that if we could get 100 kids sponsored, they could afford to feed the children a meal every day of the week. Unfortunately, we are a small ministry in a small community and our sponsorship rate has consistently stayed at around 35-45 kids. But fortunately, this is not our ministry, but God’s, and He will provide for His children in His own way.
PRAISE GOD!!! He is providing school meals for the children 5 days a week!
Recently, the school in Carrefour Poy began receiving food from a ministry called Misyon Lespwa (Mission of Hope). Misyon Lespwa gives the school boxes of rice mix and the $250 food stipend that we send each month is spent on extra ingredients like oil and spices, as well as coal to cook with.
It is an example to me, once again, of God’s sovereignty and how He brings His people together to accomplish His work. We are praising God for His provision!
“So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:5
The following is an email I received from Pastor Gilbert:
Yesterday, I was at Carrefour commenting on the impacts the Bridge program on the community. I sent Claudel for some little interviews with few parents:
Free school, free uniforms, free first aid, free books, all the above where mentioned by the parents to expose all the benefits they found in the school. There were many testimonies of gratitude toward the program. Many of them stated the fact that their children would not ever be able to go to school if it was not The Bridge.
Many children used to cry when they stay home and se others going to school, this was the testimonies of some children to express their happiness for being in school the enjoy the classes; but, the food is exceptionally, because they go home with a full stomach.
I have interviewed all the teachers this morning; positively, there is a great difference due to the fact now, they get the little salary on time. They really expressed their appreciation to Bridge for the sponsors’ help and support.
Finally, the Bible training to the children helps them to know Christ. Hopefully, many of them will become Christians which is the main purpose of the Christian school.
Special greetings to all the sponsors and all the church members for prayers and financial support. We love you, and we pray God to bless you.