On Friday December 7th we were blessed to announce that 251,939 children in 20 countries are receiving a hot and nutritious meal because of the generosity of the friends, supporters and partners of FTH. We reached our goal for 2018. Praise God!
This feeding program began in 2005 under the direction of our former CEO Peter Sumrall (1953-2015). The third anniversary of his passing was just a few short days ago, and it seems momentous to consider the growth of something that was very important to him.
“It’s been my desire to return to the work my father began in the 60’s — working with Christian Orphanages. In the middle of the night my father, Dr. Lester Sumrall received a phone call from a Filipino lady with a plea for help. Without a second’s hesitation, he took the responsibility to feed and protect 50 children in her local orphanage. And that was the beginning of LeSEA’s ministry to children.
Dr Sumrall never lost his “soft spot” for children and in his final years wanted more than anything to reach out to those who could not protect themselves, could not care for themselves, nor feed themselves — the children.
We began the year with a goal to feed 1,000 children each day for 12mths. We have already accomplished that goal. Now we are reaching towards 100,000 children! As God’s people open their hearts and give towards this cause, we can feed more children, with more partnerships, in more regions of the world.”
— Peter Sumrall, Partner Letter November 2006.
I am determined to come along side our partners on the ground to relieve and remove the daily burden of finding enough food to feed the children in their care. This is an opportunity to make a generational impact as we give food and a future to some of the world’s hungriest children.
Because a full life feels good!
-FTHBEN (FTHAUST CEO)