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Why Feed Them All?

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Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the
LORD his God…who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.
Psalm 146:7

In our world today, one in twelve people suffers from malnutrition,[1] and almost 16,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes – which equals one child every 5 seconds.[2] In addition to this, malnourishment among children under the age of two is one of the leading challenges to reducing hunger worldwide.[3]

Malnutrition is indeed a serious problem in the Philippines. In 2002 there were approximately four million Filipino preschool children and three million Filipino adolescents who were underweight.[4] According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), more than 40 percent of Filipino households live on less than $2 a day and may have to spend more than half their income on food.[5]

Some of the damaging effects of malnourishment in children include lower intelligence, reduced physical capacity, and the passing on of malnutrition to the next generation. Unfortunately, these then cause a reduction in productivity and sluggish economic growth in the nations affected by malnutrition, which perpetuate the cycle of poverty.[6] Of course, the most tragic effect is the incredible loss of life due to children simply not receiving an adequate amount of nutritious food.

This is wrong and should not be tolerated. Undernourishment can be stopped and lives can be changed if we are willing to take action. Isaiah 58:7 says, “Divide your bread with the hungry.” When Jesus walked the earth, He pointed to the Lord’s concern for feeding the birds of the air (Matt 6:26). How much more is He concerned with feeding the little mouths of children who go hungry every day?

The heart of God is towards the needy! How can we not respond to this call? “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).

What is the answer? How can we begin to fill empty stomachs with good things? The resources that are needed to end malnutrition in our world today are not lacking! We believe the answer is utilizing these resources to meet the needs that are all around us. This can be done in many ways. The endeavor of Hope For All Children is to utilize the resources within the Philippines to create nutritional meal supplements to feed malnourished children. The resources on the earth are plenty! We believe it’s the utilization of the resources for the need that has been missing in the solution.
How can you make a difference?
1. PRAY! Ask the Lord to show you what you can do to help change the course of the life of a hungry child. Pray for those who do not have nutritious food.
2. Consider volunteering at your local food bank or feeding program. Buy an extra bag of groceries on your next trip to the store and donate it or distribute it to a family in need.
3. Partner with Hope For All Children or another organization that is actively involved in feeding children. We need the Body of Christ working together to see the global change that we desire. To contribute financially to Hope For All Children, please visit http://www.fire-international.org/donate . To find out what our current needs are, email us at: info@hopeforallchildren.org And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. Matthew 10:42

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malnutrition
[2] Joyce Meyer, The Love Revolution, (New York: Faith Words, 2009)
[3] http://www.eturbonews.com/19009/2010-global-hunger-index-released-today
[4] http://www.apmforum.com/columns/orientseas49.htm
[5] http://www.ifpri.org/publication/philippine-agricultural-and-food-policies-0
[6] http://www.unicef.org/philippines/archives/news/060403.html

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Meet the Team

Mike & Jeannette Bailey: Founders

Mike and Jeannette Bailey have served in the Philippines since 2003, ministering and working alongside many missionaries, ministries, and churches.

They have been a part of church plants, ministry schools, education for youth, evangelistic crusades, outreaches, feeding the malnourished, and disaster relief. They have done extensive work among the poor, including house building, drinking water development, and livelihood projects.

In April of 2010, the Bailey family and a team of missionaries and nationals began to pioneer Hope for All Children on the Island of Samal.

Bailey Family

The Gingrich Family

Tony and Kristi Gingrich, along with their children, have lived in the Philippines since 2011. Tony’s and Kristi’s hearts are to serve the Filipino people and the Hope For All Children team. They don’t feel a call to only one specific area of the four focuses that HFAC has, but desire to see the vision fulfilled in its entirety. They are largely involved with feeding programs at the local schools, and Tony is involved with the designing and developing of building and agriculture projects on the HFAC property.

Tony and Kristi desire to see a work established that will last for generations and not disappear when those who pioneered it are gone. They desire to see orphans put into families, children rescued and restored from human trafficking, hungry children fed, and babies rescued from murder. But even greater than all of that, they long to see an island and a nation transformed for the Kingdom of God. Tony and Kristi want Jesus to receive the reward of His suffering in the Philippines!

The Gingrich Family

 

Beth Wier: Hope For All Children Administrator

 Beth has been a member of the Hope For All Children team since February of 2011. She enjoys helping at the orphanage, participating in the feeding program, and assisting with the restoration ministry.  She also has participated in various outreaches as well as Bible studies and ministry to youth on a more remote part of the island.  Additionally, Beth works with administration for HFAC, including compliance with government agencies and offices.

Beth Wier

 

Crystal Harden: Director of Restoration

Crystal has served with Hope For all Children since 2011.  As the Director of Restoration Ministry for HFAC, Crystal desires to see children who have been rescued from human trafficking brought to total restoration and wholeness in every way through comprehensive, Spirit-led aftercare ministry.

Bethany Ricci

 Bethany served as an intern in the Philippines in 2011 and returned in March 2014 with a heart to serve HFAC full-time. She enjoys teaching at the elementary school “Feeding Hope” program, helping out at the orphanage, and is involved in the restoration ministry at HFAC. Her heart is to see Filipinos of all ages — especially those delivered from human trafficking — equipped spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Bethany Ricci

Michelle Baquiran: Certified Midwife

 Michelle has been a member of Hope For All Children since December 2010. She enjoys helping out at the orphanage and participating in the “Feeding Hope” program.

She is also a registered midwife and helps with the babies at the orphanage. She loves assisting with births and ministering to pregnant woman, and she speaks life over the babies.

Michelle is currently in school finishing her B.S. in Midwifery and is also working part-time as a clinical instructor at the Davao Medical School Foundation. She hopes one day to be a part of the “Birthing Hope” Center which will focus on teenage pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, stopping abortion and rescuing abandoned babies.

Michelle Baquiran

The Coulter Family

The Coulter Family – Tate, Hope, Ava, Ransom, and Shalom – are from the beautiful state of Colorado. They said “YES!” to God’s invitation to partner with Hope For All Children in February 2013, and they made the big move over the oceans in March of 2014. Tate has a background in youth ministry and construction. His great passion is the presence of God and fathering. Hope is a trained and licensed midwife. She is deeply passionate about motherhood, nutrition, and maternal/child healthcare. They are honored by the call of God to labor with Hope For All Children as a family and are deeply stirred to impart an inheritance of intimacy with the Father to the next generation.

The Coulter Family

Sandra Carroll (“Mama Sandra”)

Sandra started working with FIRE missionaries in Davao, Philippines in 2008 and has been a part of Hope For All Children since its inception. She longs to see transformation of hearts, lives, and regions through prayer and the demonstration of His love and glory. She desires to be a vessel of God’s love to younger women and children.  Sandra works with the HFAC Orphanage, providing love and care for the babies, and she also assists with the weekly feeding programs. She hosts local youth meetings in her home on a monthly basis as well. Sandra has been a mentor and spiritual mother to younger Filipino women.  She enjoys spending time with, and pouring into, missionary moms and their children. She is a “mama” to many in the Philippines!

Sandra Carroll

The Mag-aso Family

 Edcer and Tata Mag-aso moved from Davao City to Samal Island with their son Jed in January 2011 to be a part of Hope For All Children.  They have had two more children since then – Jezreel and Hadassah.  The Mag-asos believe that the Lord has called them to serve, help, assist and support the HFAC vision in every area, and they long to see the vision fulfilled because they believe it is the heart of their Father in heaven.  They want to see the kingdom of God come and to see His will done throughout this vision on the earth.  Edcer and Tata are involved with the Feeding Hope program, translating, leading worship, preaching, and the restoration ministry.  They also reach out to the local community by holding youth fellowships every Saturday night.  The Mag-asos are very blessed to be members of the HFAC team and to labor together as a family to see the glory of the Father manifested in and through the team.

mag aso family

 

 

 

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Save Them All

For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me
together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

Approximately one baby is aborted every two seconds around the world, equaling 46 million murders every year. [1] While abortion is illegal in the Philippines,[2] women secretly seek out the destruction of their babies in utero, which makes it difficult to determine how far this injustice prevails. A study in 2006 showed that 15% of all pregnancies in the Philippines ended with an induced abortion, which is about 473,000 babies annually. In 2008, it was estimated that 16 out of every 100 pregnant women in the Philippines aborted their children.[3]

In a nation where almost 30% of its population lives under the national poverty level,[4] three quarters of the women who attempted abortion said their number one motive was the inability to afford the rising economic costs of raising a child. [5] Underground abortion techniques include medicinal and herbal consumption, outward blows to the mother’s abdomen, abortive “massage” performed by so-called midwives, and even the usage of instruments to bring internal harm to the mother’s womb. [6]

Over the years great strides have been made concerning the ending of abortion. It’s been through the Church and individuals who have stood with conviction in their own hearts against the unrighteous shedding of innocent blood. Scripture does not leave any question as to importance of the unborn.

David wrote of God’s value of the life within the womb in Psalm 139:15-16, “My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” God hates the shedding of innocent blood (see Proverbs 6:16-17), and so should His people! The Lord commands us, “Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die.” (Proverbs 31:8)

Life is sacred! So how can we sit silently any longer?
We have to face the injustices of our day, and the only way that something as unjust as abortion will end is if we take a stand. We believe an active solution is offering an alternative to abortion by providing a place of refuge and support for the mother, and a place of promise and hope for her children.

What can you do now to begin making a stand?
1. PRAY! Ask the Lord to show you what you can do to help change the course of thousands of lives that are ended prematurely. Pray for
pregnant mothers who are tempted or pressured to abort. Pray for the lives of the unborn to be protected.
2. Consider volunteering at a local pregnancy rescue center. Reach out at any abortion centers in your area. Participate in baby showers for those
little ones who would have been aborted. Begin to cultivate in your heart a value for life!
3. Partner with Hope For All Children in assisting pregnant mothers. Donate supplies for labor and deliveries, baby supplies, educational materials,
etc. To contribute financially to Hope For All Children visit www.fire-international.org/donate. To find out more about how to get involved, please email us at:
info@hopeforallchildren.org.

He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy,
and will break in pieces the oppressor.
Psalm 72:4

[1] http://voiceofrevolution.askdrbrown.org/2009/01/18/abortion-statistics/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_the_Philippines
[3] http://www.scribd.com/doc/1036700/Abortion-in-the-PhilippinesReasons-and-Responsibilities
[4] http://www.nscb.gov.ph/pressreleases/2011/PR-22011-SS2-01_pov2009.asp
[5] http://www.scribd.com/doc/1036700/Abortion-in-the-PhilippinesReasons-and-Responsibilities
[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masseuse