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Ramadan Day 14- Kindness

July 10, 2014 by Open Doors in

Ramadan Day 14 Egypt -A crowd of smiling boys gathered in a small stuffy room; their ages ranging from 8 to 11 years. They all lived in a village where poverty and hunger were common. In addition, the fact that they were Christian added to their desperation’yet still they had eager, carefree smiles as they awaited the evening’s activity. In each boy’s hand was a large, empty maize bag. The youth leader then shouted, “Tonight you will ‘invade’ our little village. Go to every house in every street, and ask if they have enough bread to eat or not. If there is more than enough bread in the house, ask them to place any extra bread in the bag.” “Once your bag is filled to the top, then the fun part of the evening starts. Go back to all the homes where there was not enough bread to eat, and give them some bread so that every family in our village will have enough bread to eat for the next week.” Although in themselves, these young boys do not have the means to provide food for the hungry, they have become instruments to eradicate hunger in their village. STAND “ONE WITH THEM” Today, decide to forgo dinner and instead, give the amount you would have paid for dinner to support an Open Doors project in an Islamic country. PRAY “ONE WITH THEM” Father, today as the sun sets and feasting begins for Muslims, may Your flock generously share what little food they may have with a neighbor in need. Amen.

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