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Faith and her family receive help from an Operation Blessing-supported food distribution center when they need it most

Faith, hunger and the gift of food

Faith and her family receive help from an Operation Blessing-supported food distribution center when they need it most
TENNESSEE – Little Faith was just a baby when her father lost his job—but now, three years later, a rough economy and competitive job field has put her family face to face with hunger.

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Operation Blessing provides a struggling community in Cambodia with hope and a clean water source

A source of hope

Operation Blessing provides a struggling community in Cambodia with hope and a clean water source
TRAPANG VENG, Cambodia – Every day, children living in the village of Trapang Veng put themselves at risk of sickness and disease.

The only water in their poor farming community is collected from nearby ponds and open wells and is often contaminated. Just one drink could lead to a life-threatening illness.

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Operation Blessing is thankful for the opportunity to function as a huge pipeline running between those who want to give and those in need.

Thankful for the opportunity to give

Operation Blessing is thankful for the opportunity to function as a huge pipeline running between those who want to give and those in need.
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we’ll go” brings back warm memories of childhood Thanksgivings; turkey with all the fixings, pumpkin pie and whipped cream and family, all gathered around a table. For me, Thanksgiving Day meant giving thanks for all that God had given me, but since joining Operation Blessing, every single day is filled with feelings of thanksgiving… for all that OBI is able to give away.

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Operation Blessing brings hope to hungry families when they need it most

A harvest of blessings for hungry families

Operation Blessing brings hope to hungry families when they need it most

UNITED STATES – As families all over America prepare for Thanksgiving, pulling out old recipes and purchasing turkeys, cranberries and more for the big day, some are searching empty cupboards for anything that can fill their empty stomachs.

Unemployment, medical bills or even a slump in the economy can put families in a position where they must choose between buying groceries and keeping the lights on. For these families struggling to make ends meet, a box of groceries can make all the difference.

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A young girl and her family in the nation of Lesotho overcome hunger through the gift of nutritios food and more from Operation Blessing partner

Food for little Ntabeleng

A young girl and her family in the nation of Lesotho overcome hunger through the gift of nutritious food and more from a local Operation Blessing partner
QALAKHENG, Lesotho – Imagine living in a tiny, one-room flat with 13 other people. For nine-year-old Ntabeleng*, this is home.

Orphaned at a young age, Ntabeleng lives with her grandmother, Ma Nkapane, and 12 cousins in the small village of Qalakheng.

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Operation Blessing helps a little girl named Linda and her family overcome poverty and the pain of hunger in Peru

Hope for little Linda

Operation Blessing helps little Linda and her family overcome poverty and the pain of hunger in Peru
IQUITOS, Peru – In a home desperately needing repair, six-year-old Linda would cry all night, unable to hold back the tears because her stomach ached so badly from hunger.

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Operation Blessing helps a little girl receive the miracle of a life-changing surgery and learn to walk

Learning to walk

INDIA – Born with two clubfeet in a small Indian village, eight-month-old Poornima needed a miracle for her to be able to walk and keep up with the other children as she got older.

Her parents were determined to give her that miracle through corrective treatment, despite their low income and claims from friends and family that clubfoot could not be cured. But Poornima’s parents were hopeful and sacrificed much just to get their little girl to the hospital in Mumbai—each trip costing a full day’s wages.

Operation Blessing helps a little girl receive the miracle of a life-changing surgery and learn to walk

Then, with Operation Blessing’s help, Poornima received the necessary treatment she so desperately needed free of charge to her family. Now wearing braces in the final phase of her treatment, Poornima’s family can see visible results and are excited to see their little girl learning to walk.

A family receives the gift of food when they need it most thanks to an Operation Blessing-supported food pantry.

The gift of food and hope for a family in need

A family receives the gift of food when they need it most thanks to an Operation Blessing-supported food pantry. GEORGIA – As the cost of food and utilities rose over the past few years, Chrissy did everything she could to make her husband’s paycheck stretch to meet their family’s needs. But before long, Jeff’s mechanic’s salary just wasn’t enough to pay the bills and put food on the table for their four children.

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One year after Typhoon Haiyan, a family gets a second chance and is back in business thanks to Operation Blessing’s work in the Philippines

Clara’s second chance

One year after Typhoon Haiyan, a family gets a second chance and is back in business thanks to Operation Blessing’s work in the PhilippinesPAGNAMITAN, Philippines – When Typhoon Haiyan decimated her village a year ago, everything Clara had worked for was gone—her home, her business and even her daughter’s wheelchair.

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Operation Blessing partners help Karla and her sisters find a safe place to live and refuge from sex trafficking

A safe place

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Operation Blessing partners help Karla and her sisters find a safe place to live and refuge from sex trafficking
COSTA RICA – Children should feel safe in their own homes, but for 5-year-old Karla* and her older sister Natalie*, home was anything but safe.

When their mother was struggling to afford food or rent, she would sell them to men in their neighborhood — sacrificing their innocence for additional income.

Little Karla and her sister found refuge in Operation Blessing-partner, Seeds of Hope, an organization that reaches out to young girls, working to prevent and rehabilitate sexually exploited and at-risk children.

“The girls would regularly weep in our arms,” said one staff member, “but never tell us what was going on at home.”

Then one of the girls was brought to a hospital after being raped and authorities learned about the abuse they had suffered. Costa Rican child protective services authorized Seeds of Hope to house and care for the girls until a safe home could be found for them.

Thanks in part to Operation Blessing partners, Karla and Natalie were able to be placed with a caring family and are receiving counseling to help them through the recovery process.

“They look so happy and content,” said another staff member after a visit with the girls in their new home. “We are thankful that these girls are in a safe family, and we are confident that they will be okay.”

Operation Blessing partners help Karla and her sisters find a safe place to live and refuge from sex trafficking
(photo courtesy of Madison Baltodano Photography)

 

*Name changed to protect identity

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