Food reaches the hungry in Honduras
King of Kings hosts a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event
The beauty and poverty of Honduras was evident to Woodbury resident Lisa Engh as she traveled to the small village of San Nicolas this summer. Lisa was part of a mission group from King of Kings Lutheran (ELCA) and Crossroads (LCMC, Lawson, Minnesota) churches doing work in several Central Honduran communities.
In San Nicolas, hungry children live around the perimeter of the region’s refuse dump. Their families have built shelter at this location because they can search the dump daily for food, clothing and other necessities.
As director of missions at King of Kings, Engh was excited to reach San Nicolas, where King of Kings supports a “feeding center,” a location where small children receive warm, nutritious meals two or three times a week.
Earlier this summer, the feeding center received a food shipment from the Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children and its partner distributor in Honduras. “It was so exciting to see boxes of food shipped from Minnesota, stacked in the corner of the feeding center in Honduras,” said Engh. “It was so clear that this food was making a difference to the families in San Nicolas.”
In celebration of the work being done in Honduras, King of Kings hosted a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event in early September. Meals were packed onsite, making it easy for Woodbury residents to participate in this family volunteer opportunity.
For more information about opportunities to volunteer or to donate online, go to www.kingofkingswoodbury.org.