• Hungry in Turkana

    On Monday I wrote a devotional called Hungry.  I shared about how I was woken up by my grumbling tummy and one of the things that God spoke to me as I was up.  

    Hungry in TurkanaFeeding the Hungry

    I think I could write about 12 devotionals from all God spoke to me that night!  The message about our duty as Christians to help feed the Hungry has been a call that is very near and dear to my family.  My grandmother instilled in us an eye to look for those in need and DO SOMETHING about it!  Christmas makes me think of her and how she gave.

    Christmas compels us to give.

    Christmas is the time when we remember how God the Father gave His son to the world…when Jesus gave up His heavenly home for a lowly stable.  

    Christmas inspires us to give beyond ourselves.

    For months now I have been partnering with Cheryl Weber,  Dave Shelley and the crew at Crossroads Relief & Development​ on a project in Turkana, Kenya.  If you’ve come to an event where I’ve spoken at you’ve heard this before and thankfully some of you have been compelled to join with us in helping the people of Turkana be able to feed themselves!  

    If I had millions of dollars, I would give Crossroads the money needed to finish this project and stop people from dying of starvation in Turkana!  Since I’m not independently wealthy, I will give what I can and use what I can to help get the word out.  If we all DO SOMETHING the project will reach completion and thousands of families will be saved!

    I can’t express enough how much this project touches my heart!  God is growing gardens in the desert!!! Take time to watch this short video clip that explains the project and lets you see for yourself how they are growing gardens in the desert of Turkana, Kenya!

    Click below to read more on my Outreaches Page.

    #musicpic song

    As I’ve been thinking about writing this post for the past week, Matthew West‘s song keeps going through my head.  I hope it inspires you to DO SOMETHING great and feed a Hungry soul!

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  • Hungry

    Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
                                                                             Isaiah 58:10-11 NLT/NIV

    The other night I woke up and couldn’t sleep. My stomach was grumbling and no matter how many sheep I counted, I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so hungry my stomach was waking me up! Eventually I went into the kitchen and made myself a PB&J sandwich, so I could quiet my talking tummy and get some shuteye.

    Blessed To Curb My Hunger

    While I was eating, I became keenly aware of the blessing I had in being able to just go to the kitchen and make myself something to eat. I thought of how many people have to go to bed hungry with nothing to feed themselves?

    “In sub-Saharan Africa, one in every four people…are hungry.”1   Globally, one out of every 9 people goes to bed hungry2 and “every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger.” 3

    These statistics turn my stomach in a very powerful way.

    Scripture is full of verses that confirm our responsibility to feed the poor. As Christians, we can’t turn a blind eye and do nothing. We are called to help feed the hungry. If we follow the directions given in Isaiah 58 there will be great benefits for us if we do, so let your light shine and feed a hungry person this week!


    Father…Your love for the lost, the hungry, the hurting is so great. It’s Your desire that the Christians in the world do something about their needs. Help me to follow through this week and fulfill your call to feed the hungry and let them know it’s because of Your love they are fed. May my obedience bring You glory. In Jesus Name…Amen

    Dare To Share how you are involved in fulfilling Isaiah 58:10-11 and feeding the hungry? Dare to Share how God takes care of you when you take care of His kids? 

    Post in the Comment Section below and bolster the faith of someone else!

    1Source: FAO, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014

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