A Second Kitchen Opens in San Miguel
In order to feed even more children, FMSA has partnered with a second church in San Miguel, Iglesia Mision Apostolica. After a complete renovation of the church’s kitchen facilities, the purchasing of equipment and supplies and the stocking of shelves with food, preparations were complete.
On October 9, 2011, a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony inaugurated the opening of the new kitchen and dining room. During the Sunday worship time, boys and girls with brown eyes and big smiles filled the church sanctuary with song, dance and the joy of the Lord. Instead of a sermon, the children watched a puppet show. The congregation happily sacrificed their own time of worship to celebrate with the children the ways God has blessed them.
After the service, the celebration continued. Little girls received “Jesus Loves You” back packs made by the children of Peters Creek Presbyterian Church in Venetia, Pennsylvania. Others received colorful “Feed My Sheep” t-shirts. The festivities ended with a meal of chicken, French fries, rice, and, of course, cake and ice cream.
The next day, the kitchen officially opened for lunch. In the first week, enthusiastic volunteers served over 200 meals to hungry children. The number of those registered to receive meals at the new location grew from 54 to 94 in one week. Five times a week, each registered child receives a meal to nourish his/her body and hears a bible lesson to nourish his/her spirit.
FMSA considers it a privilege and a blessing to serve the Lord alongside the people of Iglesia Mision Apostolica.
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