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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reflecting on 2015's Ministry Year

Happy New Year!

2015 was a wonderful year of ministry for Reaching the Hungry!  To summarize, here are some highlights...
  • Installed 6 Water Wells in Malawi, Africa saving thousands of lives!
  • Showed the Jesus Film 13 times exposing over 15,000 people to the Good News of the Gospel.
  • Hosted 4 Mexico Outreaches blessing hundreds of children with back to school backpacks, Christmas gifts, and tons of fun! They all heard the Gospel, the gift that will last for eternity! 
  • Hosted 8 clinics,(medical and reading glasses)blessing hundreds of people.
  • Sent 2 young men to Ethiopia to record the New Testament for Talking Bibles. 
  • Helped a rural church in Malawi grow and become self-sustaining by planning and funding 10 acres of farming.  This will fund the church's annual budget.  The church grew from 40 to over 300 in a few months. Plus, they built a new church building that is 3 times the original bldg.  We will be installing a water well for them in 2016.
  • Helped launch a men's discipleship ranch in Nicaragua. We've sent several teams with resources to help them install a water tank, missionary housing, and start a dormitory.
  • Mobilized 235 people on mission's trips throughout the world.
  • Launched 2 full-time RtH missionaries. Let me introduce them to you... 
 CLICK HERE to learn more about Gracie's calling to be a Missionary Midwife.  Read about Gracie's adventures, click blog                                                                      
First Year Highlights

CLICK HERE to learn more about Wonderful our RtH Missionary in Malawi, Africa.  Read Wonderful's First Year Ministry Report, click HERE 

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Thank You & First Year Highlights from Grace Sales




Please partner with Gracie by prayerfully and financially supporting her! 
                                         
                                                            
* You will be have an opportunity to designate your donation just before you submit it. If you don't someone will contact you. 

You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org, calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Keep in Touch!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mexico Christmas Outreach - Dec 12, 2015

For More Info & to Register click HERE

Please partner with us, so we can share God's love in Word & deed!
                                         
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.




If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org, calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Friday, October 16, 2015

"4-Week Mountain Village Adventure" by Grace Sales

We completed a week long training session but no amount of training could have prepared us for the adventure God had in store! 

I led a team of four. Two other Mercy Girl Midwives, myself and a Filipina translator. The Journey to the mountain (bukid) began at 3am with an 8 hour bus ride. The bus took us to a small city at the base of the mountains where we bought a few more supplies, squeezed into an over crowded jeepney (pictured) and headed up the mountain for another two hours of bumpy, mountain roads!IMG_0312.JPG

Along the way the Jeepney stopped to unload passengers and the other Mercy Girl teams as they arrived at their assigned villages. We arrived at our stop, the end of the line, at 5:30pm. The evening sky was beginning to darken, we were hot, tired, and a little apprehensive.  We knew some one was to meet us but we really had no idea where we were. We unloaded our supplies (including two 5 gal water jugs (84lbs)) and waited.  As darkness fell a motorbike pulled up and we recognized a man from the organization that provided our training.  “You won’t be able to stay here after all. We are trying to work out other arrangements”. We began to pray.  He was on the phone, and a last minute invitation was given. We would be hosted by a mountain village (I thought we were already in the mountains!) a 4 kilometer hike up (Ugh!)  "Lord I don't know how we are going to carry our supplies 4 kilometers, in the dark, to an unknown destination". We sat by the side of the mountain trail we were supposed to begin trekking and prayed. The Lord sends angels in all shapes and sizes! Out of the blue two motorbikes with wooden plank side seats show up and they know the village we need to reach!  We hired them to take us and all our supplies up the mountain. The ride was terrifying!, The driver white knuckled the bike the entire ride, saying "Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh My God!"
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Our destination was worth every "bump" in the road! God couldn’t have planned it any better! We ended up staying our whole next 3 weeks in an extremely open and receptive village of 26 houses. We had many ministry opportunities like sharing testimonies, sharing the Jesus film (after having 2 showings of the Jesus film, Tatay asked if we would leave the DVD for him, so he could show it to nearby villages), taking BP’s, doing health surveys, and hosting nightly Bible studies.
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We were able to run 3 weeks of Vacation Bible School for kids and start a young girls small group. We taught the girls about Jesus, taught them memory verses, taught them how to share the Gospel, and then taught them how to grow as a Christian and carry on their own Bible study. The last night we were there our girls small group came over for a sleepover!

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We even had the blessing and honor of hosting a house church almost every night and having two baptisms for the members of the new church. I had the privilege of baptizing "Tatay"(dad/father), the medicine man and founding member of the community. At 82 years old, he lead his community as the first to publicly follow Jesus and be baptized. (*Blog post all about Tatay and his story to come)
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The chairman of the village and his entire family were baptized, as well as some of the girls from our small group. 16 in all!  We have even received word that the people are still meeting together to study the Bible after we left.

We were extremely blessed and well taken care of. We packed in food for one week and never needed to return to town to buy more supplies. Each day people would bless us with gifts of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and even dishes that they had cooked for us. We even had the privilege of being invited for meals into several homes and even hosted a few meals ourselves. The Lord miraculously provided more than we needed. No matter how much we ate, the food never ran out! Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

This outreach was incredibly challenging both physically and spiritually. The Lord asked me to step out of my comfort zone in so many ways and He challenged my thoughts on what missions, evangelism, and “rolling with the punches” really means. He stretched my faith and I believe my capacity to trust Him to sustain me has increased so much! 

Thank you, Thank you to my prayer and support team! I feel so blessed to have been a part of the incredible work that was started.  Your partnership impacted 26 homes in the Bukid for eternity!


Please partner with Gracie by prayerfully and financially supporting her! 
                                         


                                                            
* You will be have an opportunity to designate your donation just before you submit it. If you don't someone will contact you. 

You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org, calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE