The most humanitarian thing a human being can do for another human being is to help them get prepared for eternity.
The Bible says, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead (James 2:17).”
Jesus said for you to give them something to eat!
Jesus gets us involved when He is providing a solution – Jesus meeting needs always involves us. When He says “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus engages us in the part that we can do. God doesn’t often speak to us audibly, but He speaks to us through the needs that He places near us.
It’s hard to describe what conditions are like in Haiti among the poor during this pandemic. Naturally, Haitians are very resilient and resourceful people; they have been through a lot over the years, and time after time they live to talk about it. One reason is because of the overwhelming financial support that Haitian Diaspora all over the world send back home to support their families. But now with the virus affecting the globe, people everywhere are hurting, so things have become more difficult for the people of Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the western atmosphere.
That is why we converted our regular school meal program to a community wide Feed the Hungry Initiative for anyone who is hungry to come and get a hot, nutritious meal.
Here’s how it works:
- We prepare hot cooked meals 6 days a week – Monday thru Saturday
- People bring their own dishes; we pray with them and then serve them. In accordance to safety regulations, we try to only allow 10 people in the gate at one time, but that doesn’t always work. Some people worry that there won’t be enough food by the time we get to them, so they try somehow to get in.
- Some of the meals we serve are: Rice, beans, spinach, dry fish, dumplings with beans, & corn meal with beans, white rice with beans purée and vegetables.
We believe that prayer is fundamental to the restoration of the nations. But we cannot stop there; we must imitate Christ in His humanity. Bethel Mission Outreach is a small organization with few resources but we have a HUMONGOUS heart for Jesus, and Jesus has a HUMONGOUS heart for the poor. Therefore, we do our utmost to imitate Christ in His humanity.