The Hearts Afire team in the Dominican Republic this week has fed almost 1,000 children who live in either ghettos or refugee camps displaced by storms. There is something special about feeding children, especially when you see children in many places where they only eat once a day or maybe every other day. And even then they may not have very much. They are so happy to receive any food you give them. We usually give drinks, sandwiches, and brownies or cupcakes. It’s a big treat for them. Their smiles just glow once they have eaten and they get energy to go on with their day. It’s like running a car to the very end of its tank. Some children are just drained and are so happy to receive the food. Some days when we have extra food from feeding a village, on the way home we stop the bus and give food to the children on the road. It feels like we are an ice cream truck on a hot day passing out the treats. To those who do not eat often, a sandwich is a welcomed sight.
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” So we do.
— Sue McClash