Looking at the thanksgiving dinner, I ask myself, rhetorically, “Do you think we have enough food?”  Wow, what a spread!!  Placing aside all convictions of gluttony, we dive in consuming countless bites and placing our stomachs in a perilous state of unforgiveness!  “Ah yes, I’m so thankful for this opportunity to show how thankful I am by indulging myself beyond redemption.”  And then comes Christmas.  This time it’s turkey AND ham.  “I hope I can maintain the precedent I set at Thanksgiving.”

Would that millions of children in poverty-stricken countries have this same challenge.

As we enter the holiday season and begin our 2019 Christmas Feeding Program, let’s take a moment, as we give thanks for what we have and consider what millions of children “have not”.   We will have Christmas Feeding Programs in Haiti and Africa.  We will give over 2500 children a plate of chicken, rice, beans and a beverage.  To many of them, this is a feast.  Our cost is $2 per child and our 2019 goal is $5000.

Please join me in blessing these kids.  Go to www.childhopeworldwide.org; click “Get Involved” then “Donate”.  Let’s show these kids that they are valued and love by compassionate people and by God.

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and oppressed.” Psalm 82:3

Tom Murphy