Weather Days!

The storm hitting Central America is impacting our community with a lot of rain. On Sunday morning, we made the decision to cancel classes for Monday and Tuesday due to the Hurricane Julia. Of course, our first concern was the food for the children. We have children who are extremely dependent on the breakfast and lunch served at the school.

We spent Sunday buying a lot of food to give the families. Thankfully, Chino, Edgar, Bryan, and Leslie were willing to spend their Sunday with me in the city (3 hours round trip), shop for 150 food bags, load and unload a ton of food. It took 90 minutes for us to check out at Wal-Mart!

Delmy, Leslie, and Shadya spent Sunday calling every single parent to inform them of the cancellation of classes and of our food location drop off places. Contacting parents is not as easy as in the states.

Some of the workers met at the school to cook breakfast burritos, sausage, and a nutrient drink for every child. They bagged 150 bags of food which consisted of bread, jelly, beans (pre-cooked), rice, cereal, oatmeal, incaparina (nutrient drink), sugar, and pasta. We really try to think about food that can provide nutrients and yet be able to cook while using very little firewood.

We can never express how grateful we are to have such a great team around us. People who will wear trash bags in the rain, use their personal cars on a flooded road, serve on a day off, and never complain.

There were 100 families who walked in the rain to receive the bags of food. The families of Colegio JET will have enough food for their families for the next several days.

 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40

Of course we made sure they had lunch! They deserved it!

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