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December 20, 2012
Hello from Jamaica!
Hi Dear Friends,
Greetings from Gravel Ground, Jamaica! Can you believe that Jeff and I are here, doing ministry in the country where it was once said that nothing good would ever become of my life? Iím so humbled and thankful to our Lord for giving me a beautiful life and for allowing me to come back here to share about it. Itís a huge blessing, honor and privilege to be here speaking and evangelizing but the icing on the cake for me this week has been spending time with the kids and distributing toys at the church, orphanage and Manna Feeding Center.
Children struggle tremendously in Gravel Ground due to poverty. For many, the only hot meal they receive is the one that the Manna Feeding Center provides each day. Imagine life for these precious kids: On one day, to distribute toys without incident, we had to lock ourselves inside the church. Afterwards, Pastor Josh had to instruct the kids to stuff the toys in their pockets or under their clothing and RUN straight home. Even adults steal from children here. They steal the shoes right off their feet. One person actually stole a beef patty from a child's hand and ate it. I'm simply heartsick. Please pray for the kids of Gravel Ground and for Pastor Josh and his family as they reach out to this community.
In the days ahead, as we gather together with our families and loved ones for Christmas, lets pray for those less fortunate than us who donít have a warm or safe home, food to eat, or even someone to hug them. Letís celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior this Christmas by being thankful for what we have and by sharing that bounty with others.
Thank you so much for partnering with us. Know that your support is reaching people around the world in desperate need of hearing the Gospel. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of so many.
So The World May Know Him,
Jeff & Bernadette Todd
Posted by Bernadette at 08:20 AM