2017–2019 Mission Grant 1
Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children
Mercy Meals of Siouxland
Jesus gives the same command today, to feed the hungry, that He gave His disciples. Mercy Meals of Siouxland, a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa, began packaging fortified rice/soy meals in 2012. Mercy Meals donates all packaged meals to Orphan Grain Train for transportation and delivery to Christian organizations in many countries, including India, Haiti, Romania, and Ecuador, as well as to Navajo reservations in the Southwest and Ysleta Mission in El Paso, Texas. Children and families receive food and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. An LWML grant will feed from 50,000 to 75,000 hungry children.
WHEREAS, The Lord commanded the disciples to feed the hungry and make disciples of all nations; and
WHEREAS, As many as 14,000 children die each day of starvation in our world, most not knowing Our Lord; and
WHEREAS, Mercy Meals feed the body and the Gospel feeds the soul; and
WHEREAS, Donations are not fully funding the ministry of Mercy Meals of Siouxland at this time; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the delegates gathered at the 2017 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, vote the sum of $40,000 to help fund Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children.