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Fingertips: An Update from Thailand

Fingertips: An Update from Thailand

“Then you will call upon me and come to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29: 12-13

 Matt Muraski is the VP of International Programs and Supply Chain for Feed My Starving Children. 

It is amazing to see how far God’s reach is, especially when He is caring for His people in need.

Mark Crea (Executive Director/CEO), Jeannine Aquino (Regional Program Coordinator for southeast Asia), and I are in far western Thailand, directly across the river from Myanmar. It is a tough place to get to, only accessible by one road that twists, climbs, and descends through an endless span of steep mountains and deep valleys. One of our objectives this year in FMSC’s Department of International Programs is to learn how to better serve our partners working with people in the most remote and underserved places. We picked the right spot to visit to learn this.

Yesterday, we were part of a time of worship and food distribution to the poor and hungry Myanmar people who braved a four hour walk in a hot and steamy jungle, crossed a swollen river, and sought help from people that only God could have called. Our FMSC Distribution Partner, Venture Expeditions, has been helping the Myanmar and Thai poor and displaced for years by gaining experience and the trust of local partners, leaders, and governments.

People came by the hundreds, sang songs of praise and left with boxes of FMSC food strapped to their backs or balanced on top of their heads. We watched them go as they made their way back to their distant homes in unmapped places. Most were smiling.
This is the 34th country I have visited and in all my travels, I have to say that I deeply admire the work being accomplished here. It is like seeing God’s hand fully extended, fingers outstretched to touch the lives of hundreds that would otherwise be untouched. We get to be part of this great extension of compassion.

Please know that our partners appreciate all that FMSC’s donors, volunteers and staff do for them. Without FMSC MannaPack meals, the effectiveness of outreaches like this would be drastically reduced.

Please continue to pray for all those still needing to be reached. They are there, but never beyond His fingertips.

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