Recently I took a trip to the small slum village near our house. I shared the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, so I brought with me 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish to use as an illustration. As I began the story the children were excited as they saw the bags that I brought. The anticipation grew as I shared how Jesus multiplied the bread to feed the entire crowd.
During the story I opened one of the loaves of bread and gave one slice to everyone listening. As I did one of the small girls named Lackshmi gasped with excitement! All it was is a slice of bread! Yet it was as if they she were eating the best meal of their life.
As the story progressed and I showed the two fish, we were swarmed by a sea of flies. There were so many that both fish were entirely covered up. The bread that I gave the people was also quickly covered as the children and women were attempting to enjoy the snack. This appreciation that the people had for the bread and the fish truly brought to life the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.
Please pray for these villagers as we are working with them. Pray that the Bread of Life will come into each of their hearts and they will hunger no more!