Food for thought
One of our friends had a desire to do something for Kuwait but was not sure what to do. After much prayer, he decided to start distributing food for people who are staying in camps. In the past, Kuwait Cathedral had organised a Christmas buffet dinner for the marginalised people staying in camps. In 2017, I was also part of this event.
On the day of the event, while we were picking up people from different camps, we saw a man eating from the garbage. We immediately requested him to come with us for the event, and after dinner, many people came to us and said it’s been a long time since they had such good food and that it was for the first time, they were having a buffet. These incidences really touched us. Six of us sat together and prayed to get a confirmation from the Lord whether or not to proceed with our desire for a food mission. It was the first week of January 2018. A few visions we had during that time were: 1) Elijah was fed by ravens, it’s time for you all to become a raven for the poor and needy. 2) A kitchen where Mary is cutting vegetables, apostles are helping and Jesus is stirring a big vessel. A small kid comes to Jesus and ask him whether the food is ready, and where it would be served? Jesus replies with a smile, “I will take you.” 3) In a beautiful handwriting, GO AHEAD I AM WITH YOU.
These confirmations empowered us. That’s how Kuwait Food Mission was started. We decided to cook the food and distribute it. Now, this was a challenge. How can we cook the food? Who would provide a kitchen, a big burner, vessel etc. But by the grace of God, we started getting answers and we planned for food distribution once a month.
Our first mission was on January 19, 2018. It was a supper for cleaning staff – 80 packets of Ghee Rice, Egg curry, Yoghurt, and juice. Many JYs reached out to help us in food preparation, packing, and distribution. Soon, we got sponsors for burner, vessel and gradually everything fell in place. By God’s grace, from the next month we were able to give chicken curry with Ghee Rice/ Chapathi. Each month was a miracle. People who came to help us were not just JYs but also from other religions. On one occasion, we were able to distribute 350 packets.