Cross International has been working hard with our in-country partners to protect families from hunger and to restore the health of those who aren’t getting enough to eat. Supplying food is important because it also frees up a struggling family’s limited resources, allowing them to pursue other important needs, such as medicine, house repairs and their children’s education. This work is all the more powerful when performed in service to Christ, for “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
Your generosity in supplying food is more critical now than ever before. As families face greater vulnerabilities because of COVID-19 lockdowns and the economic crises that follow, food donors are helping to stave off widespread hunger and restore hope. Your gifts are helping us send food supplies and fund nutritional costs for poverty relief projects in countries throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. This includes cash for locally grown foods as well as shipping costs for pre-packed fortified rice. Your efforts are meeting the immediate nutritional needs of thousands of vulnerable children and their families, while playing a vital role in our ministry partners’ efforts to nourish bodies, minds and souls.
Ambuya Development Center (ADC) is a ministry of rural Malawians helping rural Malawians. Three siblings — Victor, Ronald and Esther — founded ADC to instill hope in a new generation of children growing up in and around their home village, Thanganyika. Their connection to the land gives them an open door to serve, with the full support of the tribal chief and other local leaders.
A big focus of ADC is feeding school children, because many students go to school on empty stomachs and have no lunch to eat. Children come for relief from hunger, but also get so much more as they get to have school tutoring, hear Bible stories, sing songs, play games and learn they are treasured by their Heavenly Father. Cross International’s partnership with ADC helps make this happen.