The Bread of Life
by Dan Taylor
Ballu Ram and his wife watched as their 3 children rummaged through the bags of food laughing and squealing with delight as they pulled each item out. Rice, dhal, bread and vegetables came tumbling out of the bags.
“Who are you? Why have you come? No one comes here. No one has cared about us.” They stood in shock and disbelief. “How can this be possible?” “We come in the name of Jesus Christ,” answered Daniel. We come because we want to give you food and tell you about the God who loves you.”
This family is one of many very poor day laborers. They are not beggars. They ask for nothing, but because of the shutdown there has been no work and there has been no food. Each day they work collecting garbage and plastic bottles to sell for recycling. They make $2-$3 per day. They live in the slums of Solan in a hut made of sticks and plastic tarps. They dug a hole into the dirt floor for a place to cook their meager food.
Most days they have found enough rice for one meal. Other days they have no meals at all. Daniel and his team told them about Jesus and prayed with them. They not only were given physical bread but also the Bread of Life.
This story is being multiplied in five different regions of India as we are able to send money to our partners who are distributing food. The poor are being fed. The gospel is being shared.
Sometimes I weep over these stories. Sometimes I weep that I can’t physically be there myself ministering during this time of suffering. But through people like you who pray and give, our ministry partners are reaching those that have never heard.
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING! THANK YOU FOR GIVING. Together we are changing lives for the Kingdom. As you partner with us, our partners in India are able to become the living Jesus that the people can see and experience. You have no idea whose life is being changed because you chose to say yes. We pray that God will bless you, comfort you and provide for each of you above all you can ask or imagine.
If you are able, and would like to give toward this project, please designate “Food for India” when you give. We thank you in advance for partnering with us, and we thank all of you who have so generously responded to this need.