Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rice & Beans Ministry

Rice and Beans Ministry helps feed hungry families year around in Costa Rica through the United Methodist Church. Over the past several months I have had the pleasure of getting to know the director, Fred Curry. He began working in missions in 1990 and in Costa Rica in 1996. He established Rice and Beans Ministry in June of 2007. Along with the goal of providing families with enough food for a week, Rice and Beans is trying to build churches, provide medical care and assist in providing uniforms for children so that they can attend school.

It is currently the rainy season in Costa Rica and recently a tropical storm dumped even more rain on the already saturated land. We received reports of flooding, land and rock slides that trapped many people cutting them off from any assistance. Simple homes of plastic sheeting and dirt floors were washed into the rivers along with many families. Local stores are out of food and there is no way to get help. Rice and Beans has been working to house, feed, and clothe the survivors, but they need your help.

If you would like to support these efforts or participate in a mission trip please visit the Rice and Beans Ministry website here.

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