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"And whatever you do in word and deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
Colossians 3:17

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How Serving in Word & Deed Works

We will work with your church to identify a people group to serve, or you may choose to serve one of your current missionaries.  Next, we'll identify their needs and determine how we can meet them together.  We encourage you to select a team to visit your missionary or people group on the front lines.  If you do not have a trip leader, we will provide one.  The team will deliver Bibles and/or the serving option that your church has chosen.  This breathes new life into the missionary's work as well as bringing global perspective and excitement into the life of your congregation.  We will provide fresh opportunities to foster long term relationships with those on the field.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video examples of a few serving options we've set up for churches. Click on any of the countries on the menu to learn more about possible trips.

Accumulation of Malawian Moments July 2016

5 water wells, 1,000's saw Jesus Film, 100 Talking Bibles...
Lives Changed forever!

Registration for Mexico Back to School Outreach - Aug 13, 2016

Last week to Pre-Register for our 

MEXICO BACK TO SCHOOL OUTREACH 

for ONLY $35 (fees need to be rec'd by July 31st),
 next week it goes up to $50. 

Click on link for more INFO & to REG... http://tinyurl.com/RtH-Mexico-Aug-2016

If you can't go, PLEASE donate for some school supplies.  
We have 250 backpacks that we need to fill with school supplies.

Please partner with us, so we can share God's love in Word & deed!                              
If the donation button doesn't work, please click here http://PayPal.me/RtHReg

You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.




RtH 2016 Mission's Trips

Click HERE to request more info on trips. 

2016's Trips
Jan 3-14 - Philippines Mission's Trip
May 15-24 - Nicaragua Mission's Trip
May 28-30 - Mexico Orphanage  Trip
May 26-July 29 - Indonesian Jesus Film Outreaches
Summer - 1-Day Mexico Outreach (date not set yet)
June 26 - July 8 - Malawi Water Well & Jesus Film Trip
Aug 13 - Back to School Mexico Outreach
Aug 21 - Sept 2 - Malawi Water Well & Jesus Film Trip
Oct 16 - 28 - Malawi Water Well & Jesus Film Trip
Nov 13-22 - Nicaragua Mission's Trip
Dec 10 - Christmas Mexico Outreach

Reflecting on 2015's Ministry Year

Happy New Year!

2015 was a wonderful year of ministry for Reaching the Hungry!  To summarize, here are some highlights...
  • Installed 6 Water Wells in Malawi, Africa saving thousands of lives!
  • Showed the Jesus Film 13 times exposing over 15,000 people to the Good News of the Gospel.
  • Hosted 4 Mexico Outreaches blessing hundreds of children with back to school backpacks, Christmas gifts, and tons of fun! They all heard the Gospel, the gift that will last for eternity! 
  • Hosted 8 clinics,(medical and reading glasses)blessing hundreds of people.
  • Sent 2 young men to Ethiopia to record the New Testament for Talking Bibles. 
  • Helped a rural church in Malawi grow and become self-sustaining by planning and funding 10 acres of farming.  This will fund the church's annual budget.  The church grew from 40 to over 300 in a few months. Plus, they built a new church building that is 3 times the original bldg.  We will be installing a water well for them in 2016.
  • Helped launch a men's discipleship ranch in Nicaragua. We've sent several teams with resources to help them install a water tank, missionary housing, and start a dormitory.
  • Mobilized 235 people on mission's trips throughout the world.
  • Launched 2 full-time RtH missionaries. Let me introduce them to you... 
 CLICK HERE to learn more about Gracie's calling to be a Missionary Midwife.  Read about Gracie's adventures, click blog                                                                      
First Year Highlights

CLICK HERE to learn more about Wonderful our RtH Missionary in Malawi, Africa.  Read Wonderful's First Year Ministry Report, click HERE 

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Water Well Mission's Trip


Please Sponsor a Water Well for just $2,000 each, or part of a water well.

DONATION

You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization... Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org or calling (760) 523-0777.  

Mexico Christmas Outreach - Dec 12, 2015

For More Info & to Register click HERE

Please partner with us, so we can share God's love in Word & deed!
                                         
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.




If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org, calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Malawi Mission's Trip - May 17-29, 2015


 Written by Nathan Giles (Trip Leader)

Lately, life has been a bit like one of those dreams so vivid that even upon waking, you think it might have actually happened. Stepping out of the airport in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, and seeing my friends Wonderful and Deni again felt a lot like waking up from one of those dreams. It felt like the 6 months since my last trip had only been a dream; then suddenly, I was awake, ready to get back to work.
Our work began the next day at Mtema Village- an area I had visited in October last year known to be a stronghold for witchcraft and masked dancing. Upon arrival, we discovered that the well was a bit too wide at the top to set the pump equipment on. A bit discouraged, we took a few minutes’ drive to a second location, my mind still on the first well. We had prayed that morning during our devotional time for God to reveal solutions to us so that we could accomplish our assigned tasks. Just before we arrived at the second site, I noticed that we had many more metal rods than we needed for the depth of the well and that we could use the extra as supports for a concrete platform to cover the over-sized hole. We were immediately encouraged and confident in God’s involvement in our trip. The rest of the well went in without any problems. Later that night, we were able to show the Jesus Film (an incredible tool for evangelism when your audience has never seen a movie before). Our teammate David, a college student and former Marine, took advantage of the opportunity created by the well installation to share the Gospel with several hundred people in the surrounding area. With well over one hundred people responding in prayer to God, our first day was a tremendous success.

Our next outing took us to Mponda Village in Kasungu. After a late night, we pulled up to the well moments after a man had climbed out of the newly dug bore-hole (quite an impressive feet). We quickly forgot our own tiredness and began the installation process with a new burst of energy. We were able to finish the well with time to spare before our drive to Nkhoma and took a look at the village’s old well. It was a hole about 5 feet across with nothing to keep children, animals, and contaminants from falling inside. With a new source of water, there are able to seal up the old well and stop worrying about its dangers. We ended the day with a drive to Nkhoma where we met with and had dinner with a close friend and partner of Reaching the Hungry, Hamilton Yassin. He and his wife opened their home to us again and prepared a wonderful dinner as I introduced the RtH team for our May 2015 trip, David and Wade (my uncle and still active duty Marine).
We enjoyed a bit of a late start the next day and had the honor of presenting Hamilton, along with the rest of his class and teachers, with solar-powered talking Bibles. The new pastors and graduates of the Nkhoma Theology school can now use these tools to expand God’s kingdom throughout Malawi as they are assigned to congregations in early June. It was very humbling to present gifts that were received with such reverence and thankfulness. We took a walk through the mission station, hospital, nearby market, and up into the hills before loading up for our second showing of the Jesus Film. David spoke again along with Hamilton at the end of the film to kick off a several day long revival meeting on the outskirts the of Nkhoma region. Before departing for Mtakataka, we reluctantly said goodbye to Hamilton and his wife and congratulated them again on his graduation and upcoming move to a new congregation.
We arrived in Mtakataka, ready to hit the ground running, but found that the well was not suitable for a pump. We made plans for a well to be placed there later this year, giving time to better fortify the well and ensure that it will be a long-lasting well in the future. Wonderful took us to a secondary location where a single well (installed in October 2014) has been serving more than 1,500 families in several villages. The well is so busy that it often pumps day and night to meet the needs of the people. Nearby, a second well had been dug in hopes of receiving a pump. The well had more than 3 times the needed amount of water for a pump to be installed and was nearly 50 feet down. Once we took the measurements, the team began working quickly to finish before the sun went down. I then left to meet local village group heads with Amos (Wonderful’s father) who coordinates the Chiefs’ Ministry. I saw many familiar faces from my last trip and had the opportunity to share a message of encouragement. Amos and I also spoke to them on the importance of legacy, not in worldly terms, but in leaving behind a legacy of Godly children leaders in their villages. The chiefs were presented with and extremely grateful for a number of talking Bibles currently being used in Bible studies throughout the area. Amos and I returned to the rest of the team who were putting the finishing touches on the well after taking some time to perform some maintenance on the nearby well.
We were blessed with a meal prepared by some of the women in a nearby village. As we sat in the small hut, I thought about how many people were directly contributing to the work we were doing. Of course there are those who traveled on the team, as well as our ministry partners in Malawi. However, the list goes on from there, well sponsors, team members’ financial supporters, prayer teams, and even the numerous donors who supply us with clothing and soccer balls to take to the villages. Even the people who we thought we were coming to serve were involved in God’s work. Children gathered water, rocks, and sand for the cement; men prepared bricks for the platform and helped assemble the well; and the women had prepared meals for us. Realistically, the team (including Wonderful, Deni, and Amos) could have had a great deal of success responding to God’s call; however, when God’s children each take up a bit of the weight, the results are beyond anything we can imagine.
For our final day of planned outreaches, we visited a church in Salima. This area rarely sees outsiders and is extremely hungry for God’s word. We attended morning service and worshiped with a small congregation which grew and grew as the morning went on (it takes a long time for people to walk from miles away to the only local church in the area). David encouraged the congregation with a message about turning to God knowing that He will help us grow through them. We also had the chance to answer some questions you normally only hear in theology classes. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to worship our Creator with our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. Later, we sat in on a Chiefs’ Ministry Bible study. We had another wonderful time of worship and teaching before the RtH team was invited to speak. I spoke to the chiefs about living out our faith with urgency and how we prepare for spiritually dry and stormy seasons just as we prepare for those seasons in farming. We then presented the trans-denominational group with talking Bibles to start ministries in their own villages.
We ended the night with another wonderful dinner in a local family’s home before the trip’s final showing of the Jesus Film. That night, the crowd grew to around 1,000 people with more hands than could be counted during the prayer time receiving salvation in Jesus Christ. It was incredible to see how God enabled each member of our team to perform the tasks at hand despite our perceived flaws. There is no amount of skill that can prepare you for ministry, just as there is no amount required before you are useful to God. Our final two days were spent admiring God’s creation and trying to wrap our heads around everything we had seen and done. The time of reflection allowed us to solidify our understanding of all that God had shown us and helped us determine where we would go from there in our spiritual walks.

We would like to give special thanks to all who were involved in this trip. Thank you for partnering with us in supplying 3 new water wells serving over 2,000 families! Your efforts have also sent more than 50 talking Bibles to Malawi and allowed our small 3 man team to reach thousands with the Gospel!

Nicaragua Mission's Trip - May 18-26, 2015

Reaching the Hungry partnering with The Father's House to come along side of Missionaries Jaime & Monica Arista at Campo Gonia Ministries in Nicaragua.



Please partner with us, so we can share God's love in Word & deed!
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Back-to-School Mexico Outreach ~ Aug 29, 2015

It’s that time of the year again... "Back to school!"  On Saturday, August 29th, Reaching the Hungry brought together a group of 65 willing people, piled into vans and headed down to Tijuana, Mexico to help children and families prepare for the new school year! The group consisted of a worship team from Iglesia Jerusalem, Reaching the Hungry volunteers, Worldwide Transformation Ministries, and a youth group from Saddleback Church.

Trevor Berges (green shirt) took his 11-year-old son, Tanner, on his first mission trip with Reaching the Hungry.
“First mission trip with Tanner and me. Good day in Mexico with Reaching The Hungry ministry. Amazing time!”
Tijuana is a very poor community with a great need of support. How beautiful it is when communities come together to help another community in need. About 300 hundred backpacks filled with school supplies, were collected and distributed to children. Each family also had check-ups from the medical team from Project Compassion and glasses were prescribed and given when needed. At noon, volunteers made and handed out around 500 meals for children and families.






All these things are wonderful acts and gifts of kindness and love. But all of it is completely meaningless if it weren’t for the common denominator: the hope of the Gospel. The good news of Jesus Christ is what ties it all together. Not only were the needs of the physically hungry met, but also the spiritually hungry had an opportunity to “ taste and see that the Lord is good,” Psalm 34:8

Briana Kwiatek recalls of her time in Mexico:

"I had been to Mexico twice before, but this time was different. This time we went to a community of shanties comprised of plastic and scraps of wood. I hadn't seen poverty like this before in my entire life. The kids were so excited to see us and had been waiting since the early morning for our arrival, anxious to receive the gifts we had brought. We got to work right away, making hundreds of lunches and putting together the school supplies and backpacks. My favorite part of the day was getting to meet the children and hand out stickers. As I walked down the line of children waiting for their gifts, I would ask "Cual color quieres? --Which color do you want?" They were so excited to receive a little smiley face sticker. I got to look each of them in the eyes and show them in a small way that they were special, and they had value. That's what these trips are all about, showing people that they are worth it. That God loves them more than anything and that they are valuable." 

We are called to not only bring the good news of the Gospel, but to also live it out. To share the truth that there is rest for the weary, hope for the hopeless, food for the hungry, a home for the orphaned, and safety for the abandoned. That is what these trips are all about. Thank you to all the volunteers and the very generous donations of the communities that helped make this trip happen. See you on the bus next time! 

 







"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings the good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Isaiah 52:7

May 16, 2015 Mexico Outreach


Mission in the Park from James David Phenicie on Vimeo.

Register for our NEXT Mexico Outreach on Aug 29th at...

 http://tinyurl.com/RtH-Mexico-Aug-2015 


Please partner with us, so we can share God's love in Word & deed!
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE