So, we are working out the kinks of large scale food preparation… Last week we fed 107 people and today we fed 176. What a blessing! It is truly amazing to witness the love of God in the sharing of food. It is a truly humbling experience for which I am forever grateful.
The goal for next week is 200. We are learning to smoke chicken in a donated 1200 lb smoker (Thank you Dwane and BK Harrison). It has the capacity to cook 30 whole chickens. We smoked 10 today. Dwane is teaching us the art of smoking meats. We are also figuring out the donated convection oven (Thank you Mitch and Rachel Spruill). Father Bob baked 14 lbs of chicken with onions and carrots. The ladies cooked 20 lbs of rice with tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, and onions on a traditional grill since the donated rice cooker has some electrical problems (once repaired it can cook 300 servings of rice at a time – say a prayer we can find the parts). They also cooked 10 lbs of beans and made over 200 7 inch maseca torillas.
On the technical front, we’re still working on adding PayPal and recurring donations to the website. I’ve been in IT for nearly forty years and trust me when I say it is difficult to make the software of several different companies agree with each other. I suspect it is the Universe trying to teach me humilty and patience… 🙂
Thank you all for the love and support of this project. The situation here is getting more desperate since there is no money coming in from tourism and no prospect in the near future for it. There is an amazing amount of support from local businesses but they are running out of money, too. Keep us in your prayers.
The Peace of the Lord be with you…