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Stories of Feeding God's Children Hungry in Body & Spirit

You Turned Her Struggle into Joy

You Turned Her Struggle into Joy

“…let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.” – Psalm 5:11

Sweet Mary Joy struggled to grow. She was 3 years old and weighed only 17.6 pounds, more than 10 pounds below what a 3-year-old normally weighs.

Her parents lived in a small mountainous community in the Philippines. Mary Joy’s father had a difficult time finding work, so they often didn’t have enough money to buy food.

Mary Joy had been severely malnourished when she was a baby. This chronic lack of nutrition caused her to be weak and sick all the time. Mary Joy stopped feeling hungry. She didn’t want to eat.

In the midst of their hopelessness, FMSC food arrived. Through our partnership with International Care Ministries, the MannaPack™ Rice meals you packed reached Mary Joy’s grateful family.

Her mother didn’t give up. She fed her daughter little spoonfuls of FMSC food until Mary Joy slowly began to eat. Little by little, she gained back her appetite.

She gained six pounds in just a couple months!

Mary Joy’s mom Gina said gratefully, “I am very thankful for the MannaPack meals you gave us. They are a blessing from above.”

Mary Joy loves to play with her younger sister. She likes to dance around and sing.

This is your compassionate heart at work, saving the lives of precious little ones like Mary Joy every day.

“I pray that God will bless you more abundantly in order for you to extend your help to others also,” Gina added. “Thank you very much.”

We humbly ask you to give today so another precious child can be fed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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