Happy March everyone! Well, February went really well. I have a donation for World Vision’s clean water project that will multiply 3 times when combined with grant funds.
I’m really pleased with the way this project is moving along. In brief reflection, I will just say that so far, this journey has been great for my relationship with God, myself and others. The happiest part of my weekends this month has been taking my grocery and eating out money (straight from my weekend babysitting cash), putting it in the World Vision envelope and watching it grow. For someone like me, usually pretty tense about money, its been pretty transformational.
I’m excited this month for soul collisions with some Nicaraguans.
My friend Matt Guthas and his wife run an organization called Kosmos Ministries, and they are committed to promoting mission work and poverty relief in Central America.
When I visited their website I was struck by one of the entries in which they talked about their food distribution ministry to the people of Nicaragua, many of whom dumpster-dive for their food.
Here’s what they have to say about their ministry (taken from their website) :
” Our goals are to meet the practical needs of the poor and those forgotten by society. Our projects include feeding and clothing the poor, ministering to orphans, widows, any who are struggling with the realities of poverty in the world. Through service comes relief, not just for those affected by poverty, but also for those engaging in compassion and love with our brothers and sisters in need. Additionally, we operate as living witnesses of Christian discipleship, thus we seek to attend the spiritual needs of those we serve in addition to practical ones.”
My Compassion Funds for the month of March will be going to Kosmos Ministries Nicaraguan food distribution program. My grocery budget for the month will allow for rice, beans, plantains, milk, eggs and maybe some vegetables, and a special challenge at the end of the month.
” For he will deliver the needy from who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.” – Psalm 72: 12-14