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From Pete to You

Monday, September 7, 2015

Dear Friend,

I spent a lot of my childhood in the Philippines, not far from where we’ve just launched our new Every Child Every Day feeding program—to reach the poorest children in the Tondo slums of Manila.

I know it breaks your heart to hear these children are forced to eat what they call pagpag—“dusted-off” food scavenged from the city’s garbage.

That’s why I’m so grateful for your support! Together, we’ve started feeding 1,000 of these kids in Tondo—so they can find a full life… as Diana did. She grew up in Tondo but says, “When I met Jesus, that really changed my life.” And now she’s doing her dream job as a teacher!

Pray that we can grow this feeding program to reach more children in Tondo—to feed them fresh food… give them fresh hope… for a full life in Christ!

I also want to thank you for bringing that hope to African children fighting for survival on the edge of a desert in Burkina Faso. There, I held a child in my arms who’d been abandoned by his mother. Your support enables our Every Child Every Day program here to feed and care for 4,000 children like this, many of whom have been abandoned. But not by God. And not by you!

One of the local people who is helping us care for these kids in Burkina Faso has a powerful testimony… He was a Muslim Imam (leader); but he went blind, left town, and ended up sleeping on the floor of a church. Through a series of miracles, he learned how to read a Bible in Braille; gave his heart to Christ; was healed of his blindness; and now runs an orphanage, school, and church that we partner with.

That’s how God is leading people out of the spiritual desert they’re in!

Finally, let me again say thank you for showing God’s generous love by bringing food and emergency aid to 1,800 earthquake victims in Nepal. Your kindness has opened the way for them to know personally the One who promises: “Though the mountains be shaken… yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken… says the LORD, who has compassion on you” (Isaiah 54:10).

May you be blessed as you show God’s unfailing love to people rocked by earthquakes, abandonment, spiritual deserts, hunger, and poverty… so they can know how good a full life feels!

Because a full life feels good,

ps

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