Philippines (MNN) — When Jesus speaks of the end times in Matthew, He mentions that one day we will be reminded of our deeds.
To those who inherit the Kingdom of God, Jesus says, “For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me” (Matthew 25:35-36, ESV).
Jesus says that the deeds done unto His brothers are done unto Him. Carried out in today’s world, these acts of Christ-like love can look different from feeding the hungry or clothing the naked. Food For the Hungry, however, reminds us that there are still cases where acting in brotherly love is simply that: feeding the hungry and providing them with shelter.
It has been nearly three months since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. But the places hit by the typhoon are still struggling to get back on their feet and to rebuild.
Of the groups affected, children are perhaps the ones that will face the trials the most long-term.
Right now, families are living in lean-to shacks and struggling to find clean water or substantial food. Children are going hungry and playing in dirty and dangerous surroundings. There is no chance for education because schools have been completely wiped out.
You can help change the future from a desolate one to one filled with hope for these children.
Food for the Hungry is asking you to sponsor needy children in the Philippines. Click here if you are interested in providing for a child’s physical, educational, and spiritual needs. If you would like to donate to the efforts to restore the Philippines, click here.
Pray that many struggling families would experience the love of Christ with support like yours.