Proverbs 22:9

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:11

...I therefore command you, "Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land."

Saturday, March 27, 2010



Dear Chantelle,

Got some great news!!!!! I truly believe your mobilization of prayer and action helped bring this to pass. We have got the food for OREA/HNAV (Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association/Hunger Needs a Voice) that will be providing the full shipping cost to ship a full 40 foot container to the Childs in Niger. So, 1x40 foot FMSC 'Feed My Starving Children' (270,864 meals) will most likely be loaded out this Thursday April 1, 2010 for Niger.

Truly, God's timing is perfect. This container came released because of a situation not allowing us to send it to another country. Thanks Chantelle for all you are doing and have done!!!!

Bill Meyer

I then got a second email from Bill...

I forgot to mention…if you can raise the funds, we could possibly send another 1x40 FMSC container to Niger to the Childs perhaps in May, June or July…perhaps. The need is great and the hours is now…what do you think?

This means ONE container is going to be shipped on April 1, not because of funds NourishNiger has raised, but just because of God's amazing provision!!!

So, the question is... can we match that? Can we continue to raise the money to send a SECOND container?! I say we should!!! Please, comment here on the blog or on the discussion board on the Facebook group with your thoughts, questions, concerns, etc.

The need is SO great there...

Please, KEEP PRAYING! This is a HUGE answer to prayer, and God is SO good, but there are still so many needs. May God continue to bless this project, but most of all bless the people of Niger and provide for their needs.

Blessings, Chantelle

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here's how you can make donations! Make checks payable to Reach Now International, but put NourishNiger in the memo line.

Here's the address:

c/o Reach Now Intl.
PO Box 35133
Tulsa, OK 74153

Every little bit helps! Remember - our goal is $13,000. And that's for ONE container - God can do more! Thanks again for your prayers and your donations!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 38: Reestablishment

Today was a great day.
1) I had an interview with some Resident Directors to follow up in my application to become a Resident Assistant in a dorm here on campus.
2) I finished my book in time for class
3) The class on this book was fantastic

but mostly
4) I got a large box in the mail with the second shipment of NourishNiger bracelets (here's a picture!)
5) I spoke on the phone with Bill Meyer of Reach Now International!

Speaking with Bill on the phone was so helpful and SO encouraging. Things have been topsy turvy lately and talking with him really reignited the passion and energy for this project. You know how it goes - one thing leads to another and your priorities get mixed. Really, I have many 'priorities' at the moment, and they all NEED to be priorities. Figuring out how to make that work is difficult at times, but God is good and he's showing me how to do it.

Here's what was established today -
DONATIONS - Anyone wanting to make a donation can make their checks payable to Reach Now International. State on the check that it is for NourishNiger, and it will be held in an account for Niger food relief. They are a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible.

PAYPAL - the PayPal donation button that was on the side of the blog is no more. Making the account myself was much more complicated than I had originally thought and it turns out that it's just NOT that simple. Reach Now is going to be looking into getting a PayPal account set up for us. You WILL be notified once that is up and running!

TEXT MESSAGING - what? Say WHAT? Well, you know with the Haiti relief, the Red Cross has set up the way to text 'Haiti' to 90999 and donate $10? (Go for it by the way!) Well, we may be able to come up with this sort of option for NourishNiger! How AMAZING would that be?! Still in the process though, but again you'll be notified when that is up and running.

After this phone call, all I could do was sit for a little while and bask in the amazingness of God. My roommate said I should just scream and get it out, but I didn't want to. I wanted to hold it all in and bask in what I TRULY believe was the light of his blessing! I felt so many things - peace, joy, excitement, passion. God has REESTABLISHED this project in my heart and given it a place of resistance - it's not moving, it's unyielding, it is FIRM!

Prayer Requests
- Biola's Missions Conference is this next week. Hopefully NourishNiger can have a table-booth-area-location SPOT that we can advocate for this and make it known on the Biola campus (and also sell some stuff to fundraise). Pray we would be given this location and that people would respond and we would make progress!
- Pray that Reach Now would continue their amazing work helping the poor and needy of this world. Pray also that they would be able to help us in the midst of everything they already do!
- Pray that the passion for this project would not DIE! Niger is in NEED. The country has just publicly announced their destitute state, and are requesting international aid. That's us!


Proverbs 31:8-9
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy."