The four containers of ATMIT (easily digestible oat porridge loaded with vitamins and minerals) have arrived in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe! The week prior to arrival, it is always a nail-biting week because we simply don't ever know how the goverment of Zimbabwe will react to this humanitarian gift. But, thankfully, we've never lost a container, no matter how many hoops we have to jump through to make sure the food arrives.
Now, sitting in our partner ZOE's warehouse, we have food for 400 orphan families for 3 entire months. WHOO HOO! Really, what is better than knowing that little ones can have a warm, decent meal twice a day? Folks, please realize what you've done by donating to this project: you've assured these kids of one of the basic necessities of life - one that we take for granted in our corner of the world. We can eat as many times a day as we want to, even if it is something small, like a carrot or something decadent, like cheesecake. If we don't have time to cook, we have restaurants, fast food joints, supermarkets, and pizza shops to go to. Amazing, isn't it?
I am always reminded of how blessed we are when I visit the kids. Some of the kids had no food when I first met them. Some were literally mixing water and dirt to make little mud pies, which they'd wash down as dinner. Now. they are SO grateful for the nutritional support we send! They've gained weight, they are back in school and they have hope.
All that said, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your generosity and for your care for children who are so far away.
On behalf of the children,