A Little Bread
When I was in Kakamega, Kenya, for the Truth Encounter Biblical Leadership Conference with Bishop Zacharia Olala, he stopped at a small grocery store on the way to visit his Hope Bridge School. The school has over 120 kids in attendance, some of them are AIDS orphans.
Zach returned to our van with his arms full of bread, and when we arrived at the school, this was their big treat. Only it wasn’t just a snack. These kids especially need food during the dry season after their reserves from the harvest in the fall has run out in winter.
Three days ago Bishop Zach sent me this email:
“Today I went to check on my bank account to see if there is any money to buy the children food but my balance was zero. Pray for us. The drought is severe and some people are going without food. It's my prayer that God may touch the hearts of people as you share the needs of my school. I told our church to take time to pray and fast about these needs. May God strongly touch hearts.
Be blessed, Zach”
Our Devo today takes a look at how needs were met in the first century church among Christ’s family. Check it out:
“Now the full number of believers were one in heart and soul. No one claimed that any of their possessions were their own, but they had everything in common. Great power was given to the apostles to bear witness to the resurrection of Jesus and great grace was upon all of them. For no one was in need among them, for those who owned a piece of land or houses would sell and bring the profit and place it at the feet of the Apostles. It was then distributed to each according to their need.” Acts 4:32-35
As the Spirit fills you today with his grace, pray for Zach’s school and especially the need for food at this time. If the Lord leads you can help by visiting the Truth Encounter’s “Giving/Kenya Special Needs Fund.”
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