Jordan Gustafson and Dennis Mahoney, of Food for the Hungry, were in Virginia in late September. They visited several churches that are ready to partner with respective communities in the Chinandega region of Nicaragua. Food for the Hungry’s “church-to-community” commitment is a 7-10 year relationship to help graduate a community from extreme poverty. The approach is based on sustainable development, with children’s health being a major driver. Child sponsorships are one of the ways the partner church can support the development projects in its partner community.
The annual gathering in November will officially kick off the BGAV’s “focus:poverty”. However four BGAV churches are already paired with Nicaraguan communities, and planning their launch Sunday celebrations. You can learn more here about the four pathways to be involved: prayer, church-to-community partnership, child sponsorship, and project donations.