Our Fast, Their Feast

I’m not a huge fan of eggs. Not only do I over cook them, I over think them for sure.  If you scramble in enough veggies or include some bacon, I teeter on the edge of enjoying them; but mostly, they kind of gross me out.

What a spoiled point of view.

Clearly, I haven’t a clue what going hungry is.

That’s what I thought about when I saw this picture on facebook and read the short caption that accompanied it.

Eggs are among the most common foods around, affordable & very Nutritious. IGF together with researchers from the University of Arkansas believe that eggs can cause a significant change in the children's health. There is only one way to find out and that is through the "OneEgg" Project. Every week for six months, 2,000 eggs will be distributed to IGF School children as part of the survey. "We are launching OneEgg Uganda... Time to make some healthy kids."- Sam Holcomb . (Farm Manager) — at IGF, Uhuru Rd, town Council, Kitgum.

Eggs are among the most common foods around, affordable & very Nutritious.
IGF together with researchers from the University of Arkansas believe that eggs can cause a significant change in the children’s health.
There is only one way to find out and that is through the “OneEgg” Project.
Every week for six months, 2,000 eggs will be distributed to IGF School children as part of the survey. “We are launching OneEgg Uganda… Time to make some healthy kids.”- Sam Holcomb . (Farm Manager) — at IGF, Uhuru Rd, town Council, Kitgum.

 

In Northern Uganda, 7,000 children a day are fed, educated, and medicated through this “little engine that could” ministry- the IGF foundation.  Its founder, Irene Gleeson was perhaps the bravest woman of our time.  You won’t hear about her on the evening news. And that’s okay, because from what I gather, she couldn’t have cared less.  She was about sharing the love of Jesus in real time. Still, the beauty of one woman’s faith-courage bringing life to war-ravaged little ones, and the legacy THEY are now building in their country, is one you’ll want to read.  You can read it here:

http://igfusa.org/#/about-us

Obviously, feeding thousands is no small task.  And I doubt any of those little ones will squabble over whether they “like” eggs.

I’ve been thinking  I’d like to apprentice myself to these young experts on joy and gratitude.  And now I see how this might happen. My first assignment is to be grateful for an egg.

What if,  for one week we had one egg for breakfast?  That’s it.  Not eggs and bacon, not eggs and toast, not eggs and hash browns with all the trimmings. An egg.

Might we do this?  Might we fast a bit and pray for them to be able to feast?

If you’re in, let’s start tomorrow,  March 6th and go until March 13th. If you join us a little later, just jump right in.   Would you let us know in the comment section below if you you decide to join us?   This blog post will be linked to their site, and it would be really fun for the children and staff of IGF to know we are thinking of them and we are learning from them.

(One last “eggsact” detail…if you want to be entirely authentic, you need to know the kiddos will be eating their eggs hardboiled. Gulp.)

Here’s a link to IGF’s facebook page in case you’d like to “like” it.

https://www.facebook.com/IreneGleesonFoundation/photos/a.529258720450379.1073741834.163437620365826/677171622325754/?type=1&stream_ref=10

 

Sincerely,

Kerry

#ourfast #theirfeast

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7 Responses to Our Fast, Their Feast

  1. I’m in. Bring on the eggs and the heart change. I’m all over that!

  2. Andrew and Tim are in too. This is going to be good!!

  3. Pingback: A Lenten Challenge! Our Fast, Their Feast - Kingsburg Covenant Church

  4. Des and Janet are in….we don’t mind boiled eggs:)

  5. You are incredible! I love you ❤

  6. Diane says:

    1 plain egg, per person, in the Kratzer house. We’ll be praying for IGF and all they do, with each bite, each day. (I’m anxious to hear what their study shows at the end of the 6 months.) This is a great idea KM. 🙂

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