Do you ever struggle to stay on budget in the food category?
I cannot lie, it is a challenge at our house. At times it stresses me out.
And then I got the following letter from Compassion International regarding my sponsor child Yesenia.
"I am writing with urgent news affecting your sponsored child in El Salvador.
Incredibly, the price for rice, beans and other food staples has increased dramatically in the past few months--by more than double in many areas--creating a life-threatening food crisis throughout the area where Yesenia lives. Poor families subsisting on $2 a day or less have been unable to buy the food they need, resulting in severe hunger and suffering.
Virtually all Compassion-sponsored children and their families in this region have been devastated by this horrible food crisis. The situation is spreading rapidly throughout the world and has the potential to threaten all of the children in our program."
Kinda puts my food budget in perspective.
Kinda puts my stress in perspective too.
$39 will help one family for a month.
Rising food and gas prices affect me too. But I'm not worried about my next meal. I have a pantry filled with food. I have to be very careful with how I spend my money. Sometimes it feels like there is never enough...
But, I AM SO BLESSED. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN SO MUCH.
I think that instead of using that blessing on myself, maybe it was entrusted to me so that I could pass it on to someone who really needs it to survive.
Will you join me?
To learn more about the food crisis or to give online, visit www.compassion.com/gfc.