James 2:14-18 ESV

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. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Its that time of the year again when we start our “Manna Fest” drive for the Christmas Feeding Program. I praise God for all the provisions this year. As a ministry we have given out more food than anytime in the past 14 years. With that said, please allow me an opportunity to share with you the conditions in Nicaragua as of last week.

For the past three years we haven’t gotten near the rain needed to maintain water levels in the rivers and streams. This past June we received a couple days rain and all the farmers began to plant their seasonal corn and beans. After only a few days rain we went for weeks with no rain, not even a shower. The crops germinated began to grow and of course died off. The local farmers lost all their crops. Today I would say the people in the villages are as hungry if not more than when we first arrived after Hurricane Mitch. Last week people started lining up for the hot stew the minute the truck pulled into the village without being told. Last Sunday there was a young man that rode his bicycle from Pascuala and simply said to me, “sir we are desperate for food.”

Pam and I truly thank you for your prayers and support.


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Manafest 2015