Soul Food

A mid-morning meal and lunch in the afternoon keep these students healthy and focused.
A mid-morning meal and lunch in the afternoon keep these students healthy and focused.

The folks at Elohim Christian School let us know how much they appreciate our help to feed their students in the very poor area of Arequipa, Peru: “The children have a nutritious cup of avena (porridge) cooked with fruit, which is served at 10.15 am. This means that those children who have come to school without breakfast have something to give them energy and to keep them going until 1:15 pm, lunch time — a feast of meat, lentils, or beans cooked with potatoes, rice, pasta, or even a pastel de papa o de tallarinas (potato or spaghetti bake)!”

Cross International is also covering the cost to keep the school’s great teachers employed. While their paycheck is certainly deserved, it’s their love for Christ and the children that motivate them to work at this school. Many of the kids they serve have tumultuous home lives. The teachers’ love is among the few stable things these kids can count on. Now that’s food for the soul.

-Nola B.

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