Director, Beverley Sumrall, writes: "I try to describe in words how the feeding is, but I just thought I would send a little photo one of the girls took recently. It might help describe how these children live their lives and what a daily hot meal every morning means to them. What a difference you are making Sunday Line!"
In a recent letter, Beverley recounts the history and value of the feeding program; a story we want to share with you:
"I want to express my thanks to you and to the partners of Sunday Line for the continued love and support of our street children in Manila. Bernice and Velma visited us a number of times and loved these children. They participated in the feeding themselves, and had such a heart to support and feed these precious little ones. Honestly when Velma went to heaven, I thought that would be the end of an era. But then I found out that the partners of Sunday Line had hearts that just don't stop loving, just don't stop giving to the Lord and to these children.
Over the years we have certainly grown in our methods and effectiveness in feeding the kids. From almost random selection on the streets at night, we went to being in one location for a week. That worked so well we ended up going to one location for a quarter at a time. This allowed us to solidify the people in the area in their walk with the Lord and let them see a different path to walk in life.
So many people who are living in poverty at that level are also very fatalistic, thinking, "My mother was born here, I was born here, my child was born here, that's just the way life will always be." To get people looking upward to the Lord and understanding that He will be there for them, that takes time.