One Face of Hunger

Told through the eyes of Columbian Amy King.

NeltaAlthough Columbia had answered a call to feed people physically and spiritually and I had done my research on this, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, I still wasn’t prepared for the face of Haiti’s poor. Poverty and hunger in Haiti has a name for me now.

Belizare Nelta is a woman I grabbed for a quick interview in Savanne Plate following our meeting with her community to learn more about what Columbia can do there.

Holding her 6-month-old baby – her youngest of six – with a dishtowel around her bottom, Nelta described her daughter’s problems with diarrhea and illness. As a single mother at 27 (my age) with no education, medical instruction and scarce food resources, she is a face of someone needing guidance, nutrition and hope beyond her circumstances.

Thank you, Columbia, for sending us – John Hasse, Rev. Charlie Baldwin and Steven and Amy King – to Haiti to meet people like Nelta and to gain a vision for the work God is calling us to in our “Samaria” through our Spend Yourself ministry. Will you join us in praying, giving and going to Haiti to make a difference in Jesus’ name?