From The Founders
“Be Still and Know that I am God”
We hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this challenging time. On March 4th, Randy and I made it home from Guatemala shortly before its borders were closed. As our government promoted social distancing, we loaded up on food and necessities for the next few weeks and hunkered down in our comfortable, entertainment-equipped home. But our thoughts often return to Guatemala, where our brothers and sisters cannot “stock up” because finding food for the current day is a lifelong challenge. The Coronavirus is just starting to spread in Guatemala, and due to extreme poverty, squalid living conditions, lack of employment, food shortages, and an ill-equipped health care system, the effects could be devastating.
In the coming months, in spite of the economic downturn in the U.S, we hope to be able to continue providing food support to the 600 families currently in our programs, all of which were enrolled because they had at least one child in a life-threatening state of malnutrition. We also anticipate that many additional families will turn to us for help if conditions worsen in Guatemala. We are grateful for your partnership and the love you show by continuing to help us to be a lifeline for these families.
What a time it is for gratitude, perspective, reevaluation of priorities, faith and prayers. This virus has shown us that the world is small and we are all inter-connected. We all have roles to play and we can change outcomes for one another. Although we have differences, the qualities we share – resilience, resourcefulness, ingenuity, hope, love of neighbor, and generosity – will enable us to win this battle together. God is still at the helm and He hears our prayers!
We wish you good health, patience, a sense of humor, and quality time with family during the weeks to come.
Peace and Blessings,
Kim and Randy Tews