Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children

Mercy Meals of Siouxland


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nullMothers in Haiti make mud pies and feed them to their starving children when they cry from hunger.
nullChristian volunteers in Haiti prepare Mercy Meals and serve them to the children in feeding lines.

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.

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nullCommunity volunteers packaging Mercy Meals for hungry & starving children at Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux City.
null1500 hundred former farm families in the Philippines moved into a dump and built their homes there.
nullFamilies in the Philippines spend their days rummaging through the trash to find food and anything of value.
nullPhilippine children living in the dump find food to supplement their one Mercy Meal a day.
nullChristian volunteers in the Philippines prepare Mercy Meals for the children living in the dump and serve them one meal a day.


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