Responding to ravaging drought in Karamoja, Pokot and Teso-Eastern Uganda.
By the time the truck full of food arrived in this dry and dusty village in Pokot, hundreds of women and children were already anxiously waiting. I could see the desperation on their faces as they watched in disbelief the truck full of food arriving to the distribution point.
Talking with some of the women I learned that they had walked for many miles in hopes that they would be able to receive some of the food. What they told me shattered my heart. “Our names are not on the list of the people who have been identified to receive the food,” they told me, “We just came trusting God that a miracle may happen and we get some food!” It was heart breaking for me to imagine that they would perhaps walk back home in the blistering hot sun empty handed. True to what they had told me, they were kept aside as those who were on the list began to receive their portions of food.
I prayed to the Lord for a miracle and asked Him if he would please multiply the food as He did when He fed the 5,000 as told in Luke 9.
I prayed that there would be enough food for these women who came in desperation and were now trusting in their Lord. I watched them as they kept their hopes alive, and then it happened, they were called to line up to receive food! God had indeed heard their prayers, saw their faith and provided for them. They went away with much joy thanking God for the people who had provided this precious food for them
We can only imagine the relief and joy that filled over 850 homes with the precious gift of food, feeding over 4,250 people, who are now praising and thanking the Lord for His faithfulness and for your goodness.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? … “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40