The orphans that we work with generally only receive one meal a day, usually in the early afternoon. A typical meal is a small amount of stew and a large portion of pap (pronounced ‘pop’), a substance made from corn with the texture somewhere between mashed potatoes and cream of wheat. Pap has almost no nutritional value, but because it’s cheap and fills your stomach it’s a staple in most African’s diet.
Try eating the same meal for lunch everyday this week. While you eat, pray for the orphans who lack the proper nutrition to help sustain their bodies and fight off illnesses and bacteria. Pray for the local schools, that they would see the desperate need to keep their children well fed. Pray for a movement in the communities, that the adults would see the needs of these vulnerable children and take action.