I just want my daughter and I to….
A 30 year old mom who loves her beautiful nine year old daughter is absolutely desperate. She and her daughter have not eaten in two days, and they are very unwell physically, mentally and emotionally because of their situation, starvation is real.
As she approached another young mom, Paola, in one of our ministry locations, she said these words through many tears, ” I am thinking about giving my daughter and I poison, so that we can die and stop this pain.”
I often ask myself this question, what does not having food to eat do to a person? What is the impact on our ability to make decisions, at what level does it impair our judgements? I believe not being able to eat robs a person of so much and creates extreme, yes extreme vulnerability.
For those who have never experienced food insecurity, we simply have no capacity to understand that pain, stress and hopelessness. It is devastating!
I instructed Paola to feed this mom and her sweet daughter. We sent money in to help meet this immediate need. Paola also is extremely poor, and she knows first hand how lack of food destroys lives and causes vulnerability.
The Word of God is clear, Matt. 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat” and Matt 25:40 “The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me ”
Paola was trafficked and prostituted beginning at age 12 herself. Why? because she had no food and needed to eat, she needed to eat!
Yes you can get to that point, the place where you have to eat or die.
If you would like to help feed Mary and Ashley and others like them, please give generously unto God. I will be sending more money for Mary, Ashley and Paola later today.
You can do so through Boaz at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/34146/donation