Deuteronomy 15:11

 (ESV)      For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.

     In just a few days Pam and I will complete our 12th year of service to our LORD in Nicaragua.  Needless to say we have learned a lot and experienced many ups and downs.  One of the most difficult things that we face on a daily bases is the amount of hunger that still exist in the Somotillo area.  Two years ago we started a program at the training center that is a very bold step towards ending hungry.  I praise GOD for all that have helped to get this program running and truly can see progress towards someday ending hunger in Nicaragua.  With that said, the people of Somotillo are just as hungry today as they were 12 years ago.
     Several years ago we started a program during the Christmas season where we purchase bags of food to distribute along with the gospel on Christmas day.  That program is very simple, for $10.00 we purchase enough food to feed a family of 6 for a week.  As of today we have collected $2100.00 which will help us purchase 210 bags, that means 1260 people will eat for a week.  We have used the months of Sept. and Oct. to collect these funds and will order the food from a local vendor.  Since we are very short of our desired goal we are going to extend our collections for another month.  Please pray how you and your church can support this effort and be a blessing to many.  In His Love, Donald and Pammie