Yesterday 14th November 2022, JFM took a new direction as a strategy to meet new hungry people suffering this time of year. It was a sweet, bitter journey yesterday, but it was worth all our efforts to reach out further.
Contours of well-fragmented maize fields and what remains of indigenous trees neighbor most homesteads of Kivu village. Different people living in the same community, some aged between 70 and 80 years, tidy up around as others head to local bars to lose their senses. Several grass-thatched houses made out of mud surround Kivu village.
We found most people doing unserious activities like sitting or just walking around. Well, JFM didn’t come to condemn but rather to bless. Small villages like this tend to have people striving for what to do since there are no jobs, no fields to cultivate, no fruit in the trees, and they are too far from a major city. Further, the gospel is almost entirely unheard of in areas like this which is why JFM’s attempt at spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ is so important. People in these areas often reject the good news but never reject the free food. We know that the good news of Jesus Christ can be the seed that slowly grows in villages like this. We are looking for that one heart, that one soul that receives the gospel.
This village is under abject poverty JFM came at the right time to save some with food and gospel tracts. People in this village get angry when someone has food since most of them don’t have it; it was well tested when I saw a neighbor bitter at JFM, not knowing we were coming to him as well.