Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Feedin' Some Kids

Have y'all heard?!!
We started feeding some kiddos this month! 870 of them!!

Yeah, it was kind of amazing.
In a this-is-so-amazing-I-don't-know-what-to-say kind of way.

Sooo...... First, I'll say God is good. Like, really, really we-don't-deseve-these-kind-of-blessings-but-we'll-take-'em good.

Then, I'll say thank you, because this most certainly wouldn't be possible without your prayers, love and support, your purchase of bags, and just flat out donations.

And now, I'm gonna show you a whole bunch of pictures from my unbelievably talented, partner in crime, Alison.

We were so proud to have the girls there. This was all because of them, after all. I don't think they really knew what they were in for at this point. More on them later....

On the menu: Kawunga, cabbage, and beans.

Kawunga looks like mashed potatoes and tastes like bread.

Once you add water and oil it becomes thick. Very thick.
Armed and ready to cook some kawunga.

 Our four sweet cooks show up, bright and early, at 6am to get this show on the road.

The kitchen is tiny and unbearably smokey. Luckily, most of the prep work is done outside and we have since raised the roof and added a few more windows.


As the food started to roll out, we set to work separating the dishes amongst the classes.

 The girls happily jumped in and got to work because they are perfect like that.

And here it comes.....

 We prayed for this day for so long. So long that it didn't even seem real when it happened.

They were eating their first ever school lunch.
And they were oh, so happy!

Y'all, six months ago, our big dream was to get 250 kids fed.
Three months ago, we learned that it was actually going to be closer to 650.
One month ago, the number went up to 750.
This month we fed the exact 870 kids that God had in mind from the beginning.
 It was pretty amazing.

But, more than that, the sweet realization for our girls as they saw, with their own eyes, what was really happening here.

That Tuesday afternoon, our girls found themselves right smack dab in the middle of a move a God.
 What's better than that?


Rachael said...

Tara, this is so amazing!!!! Praying for each child and each meal. Can't wait to get back to Gisenyi to see all that God is doing! :) <3

Katy {and Kahler} said...

this gives me goosebumps.

i was a nutrition major, and any time you can combine food, Jesus AND Africa (esp Rwanda!), my heart just about explodes.

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