It's difficult to imagine the hardship many in Honduras faced in the aftermath of those two massive hurricanes, and are still facing today.
As our team was providing meals and other essentials this week, we met so many people who are fighting to overcome seemingly impossible odds. Take this gentlemen, Isaias (pictured), who lost everything in the floods -- even his crutches. His daughter took him into her home but she has very limited resources and could not as of yet replace his crutches. Juan from our Mercy Chefs team was able to hand-deliver him brand-new crutches. For Isaias, getting those crutches is life changing.
The woman pictured below told us that her tragic circumstances actually started three months ago when her daughter was violently murdered. Then the floods came and she lost everything. When our team member handed her a Survival Pack, she lifted her hand and looked toward heaven, thanking the Lord for the provision.
I could go on and on. These are the people we are meeting and the stories we are hearing on the very front lines of one of the most difficult disaster recoveries we have seen. Two months after the hurricanes, many areas are still muddy or flooded and far too many people are lacking basic essentials -- food, clothing and shelter.
Mercy Chefs is committed to helping meet the urgent, critical needs today and providing longer-term relief by equipping a kitchen that can serve the hardest hit areas. But to do so, we need your help.
Will you prayerfully consider how you can help Mercy Chefs reach out to the people of Honduras who are still in desperate need? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift to help in Honduras while we continue other vital efforts:
Your gift today of just $50 can help feed FIVE FAMILIES of four for five days; $100 will support TEN FAMILIES in their time of crisis.
I wish you could experience for yourself the gratitude our team sees on the faces of those your support is helping. People weep when we hand them enough provisions to feed their family for a week. Kids' faces brighten when they receive shoes and no longer have to walk around barefoot in the mud.
Your support is making a tangible difference! Thank you and God bless you,
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs