I Was Hungry Covid-19 Relief Update
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I want to update you on the response of our appeal for donations.
First of all thank you to all the generous disciples who helped raised over $30,000 to help feed disciples throughout Central America, Mexico and Venezuela in less than two weeks.
We also want to appeal to other disciples in helping us feed disciples in this time of great need. We sent the most of the money out already and more will be going next week. We are getting pleas for more help as more disciples are losing their jobs and have no money to buy food.
The situation is getting so critical that some have said they rather die from Covid-19 than the slow pain of starvation. Disciples continue to buy food and supplies in bulk with the money we send them and use their own money so they can deliver on the days that they are allowed to leave their homes to feed as many as possible. They need our help as the ones who use their own resources are also stretched financially and will soon not have enough for their own needs.
Your help is desperately needed. Please join us in answering their cries and prayers for their daily bread by donating at www.cjcoc.org/iwhungry where 100% of money collected will be sent out to various countries we serve.
About I Was Hungry Ministry
I Was Hungry was started five years ago to address the issue of hunger among our brothers and sisters, where the average disciple makes less than $13 a day and where children were going to sleep without eating all day. We wanted to hear Jesus say to us someday, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat."
THE RESULTS: We have fed over 500 disciples throughout Central America, Mexico and are now adding Venezuela with a total of nine churches where members are being supported.
HOW: Disciples sponsor families of disciples and have the ability to communicate and build relationships with the family or individual they sponsor.
WHO: We prioritize by widows, elderly, disabled, sick, single moms, and other disciples in extreme poverty or temporary crisis. Those physically able to work are encouraged to learn English, computer skills, pursue higher education , sewing or other programs that become available as way of increasing their income and break break the cycle of poverty.
VISION: Our vision is that every church starts an I was Hungry ministry and sponsors a third world church so that someday there will not be a hungry disciple in the entire kingdom.
There are options for one-time giving and annual or monthly sponsorship of a family. 100% of tax-deductible donations go to the country where we serve. The I Was Hungry ministry is run by volunteers and all fees for wiring and PayPal/Tithe.ly fees are paid by the Central Jersey Church of Christ (with the option to cover your own fees). The work is overseen by the elders of the Central Jersey Church of Christ.
Thank you again.
The I Was Hungry Team
Horacio Piccininno, Marlene Petrovsky and Ismael Cartegena