2023-02-19-Food for the Poor

2023-02-19-Food for the Poor

Fr Robert Deshaies homily for World Mission Sunday, the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, 02/19/2023–Food for the Poor

The founder of Food for the Poor, living in Jamaica, was profoundly impacted when he heard God’s voice in a dream with the message from Matthew 25: “I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me. Truly, I tell you when you did this to the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.”

He was so profoundly impacted he left what he was doing and started Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor’s outreach now reaches to more than 17 countries and provides emergency disaster services to the USA, the Ukraine, and Turkey as current examples. As a non-profit company, only 5% of revenues go to administration. Food for the Poor especially focuses on helping people in Central and South America and the Islands–working through churches, it builds schools, medical clinics, and houses. Please follow the link below to learn more about Food for the Poor and to donate.

Readings: Exodus 24: 12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1: 16-21, Matthew 17: 1-9; Matthew 25: 35-40)

YouTube Link: Holistic Eucharist–Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Link: Food for the Poor

Link: Tithe.ly–Our Online Giving Resource

Link: CEB Stewardship 2023

Link: Independent Movie Study 2023


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