Eat More At School
// Tim DeTellis
Asking a graduate of New Missions what it was like when they attended one of our schools led to a telling response. “I ate all I wanted,” was what he remembered. I hung up in tears.
The caller was Luvins Saint Fort. He attended our school in Bire, Haiti, until he was a teenager and moved to the United States. He eventually graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business, and now resides in Florida.
Hunger hits each home in Haiti, and too often for most children the only meal they have each day is the one they receive at their New Missions Christian Academy campus. The phrase in Haitian Creole is “anpil, anpil” which translates “a lot, a lot.” The process of changing the life of a child begins with their nourishment. “How can a child learn to read or write on an empty stomach,” my father would tell me.
From our school cooks to our teachers and administrators, each one knows how important lunch is for the children attending our schools. With prayers offered up and hot meals ready, our school children are comforted to know that they can eat all they want. Thank you for your generosity with a special year-end gift to help us purchase food for feeding children. ~Tim DeTellis