Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.


Giuseppe Turuel – Shepherd to the Slums

Armed with nothing but his faith in Christ, evangelist Giuseppe Turuel ventures into Guatemala City slums even the police hesitate to enter. He’s been mugged. He’s been threatened at knifepoint. Once, he fought a pipe-wielding man in an alley to protect a young boy. But like the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep, Giuseppe cannot be dissuaded from carrying the Gospel to the darkest corners of the city.  After all, that’s where hope is needed most. 

With a meager budget bolstered by fervent prayer, Giuseppe’s ministry – Operation Rescue – reaches out to beggars, addicts, garbage dump scavengers, and hungry, neglected children. During the day, he runs a Christian school and activity center, where at-risk children can get a nutritious meal, such as Vitafood, and have a safe place to play. At night, he takes his team to the streets to feed and evangelize the homeless.

“God made me to be his servant,” Giuseppe said. “The pain that I went through, losing my parents and so many other difficult situations in my life – these hardships taught me something. They taught me to see other people’s needs. I’ve also learned to have love and compassion.”

A Life Transformed

Through Giuseppe, the Lord has touched many lives, including Brian, a troubled child who most people would have given up on. When Giuseppe met Brian at a local store, the boy had already spent two years in prison for drugs. But Giuseppe learned that during his time behind bars, Brian had also learned a valuable skill: baking. Giuseppe took Brian under his wing, ministered to him, and eventually gave him a role with Operation Rescue. Now, Brian comes to the school on his days off from work to teach a baking class to the children and make bread to feed the poor. Brian says he knows God is molding and shaping his life, and he thanks the Lord for connecting him with Giuseppe.


Be Used by God to Transform More Lives

Stories of God triumphing over tragedy are the norm at Operation Rescue, but for every life saved, many more still remain in the shadows, aching for a morsel of bread and hungry for God’s love. Giuseppe is praying that with your help, he can provide the nutritious meals these children so desperately need, and that through this provision, hearts will be opened to the message of the Cross. That’s the true impact of Vitafood! And that’s why we’re asking for your help to ship 2.7 million Vitafood meals to Christian ministries such as Operation Rescue throughout the developing world.

Please join us now and satisfy the hunger of the poor!



$1,000 will deliver 18,144 meals!

$2,500 will deliver 45,360 meals!

$5,000 will deliver 90,720 meals!

$10,000 will deliver 181, 440 meals!

$15,000 will deliver 272,160 meals!






Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover expenditures for shipping humanitarian goods incurred during the current calendar year. If more funds are raised than needed, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

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