Today, the congregation of Messiah Lutheran Church enjoyed a wonderful and authentic Honduran meal while raising money to help the Lunches for Learning Charity. Lunches for Learning Inc. is a nonprofit organization program that provides and supplements a daily lunch for elementary school children by utilizing the cooperative efforts of individual contributors, corporate sponsorship, and the government of Honduras.
Did you know that 60 to 70% of the people in Honduras live in poverty and 20 to 30% of elementary school children drop out so they can search for food?
Messiah Lutheran Church in support of the Lunches for Learning Program is working hard to change this statistic. We have adopted the children of the Benito Montoya School. We provide the food and the parents of the school prepare a nutritious meal each day so that our children can concentrate on learning.
We also visit the children of our school several times per year. Just this week, Gerard deJong and Pastor Scott Peterson visited the Benito Montoya School. Check out some pictures from their trip.
Many thanks to everyone who helped prepare the delicious food for today’s meal and to everyone who donated to the cause! Your efforts are making a big difference in the lives of some very special children.