“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you?” Matthew 25:37a, NIV
On Sunday evening, September 18, our Acteens and their leaders shared with us all the ministries and mission in which they participate. These young ladies are examples for all of us of what it means to missional Christians.
As their presentation concluded, one of their leaders, Lesley Clark, shared with you all a new mission opportunity – Backpack Buddies. Many students only eat the meals provided at school, leaving many hungry through the weekend. Backpack Buddies will provide food for several students at Madison Heights Elementary School. On each Friday afternoon, students will be given a backpack full of food in hopes of supplementing their diet until they return to school on Monday. Our hope is that they will return to school after the weekend, nourished and ready to learn. We and the administrators at the school believe this will improve both a student’s overall health and school performance.
I was asked by a school administrator, “What can we do to help Madison Heights Baptist Church?” I responded, “We love Jesus. All we want is to let these children know people who love Jesus, love them too.”
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” Matthew 25:35a, NIV