Tuesday, January 11, 2011

food prep

Yesterday, we had a dedication for the new education center. Truthfully, the day was so fun and blessed and full of so much.... that I am actually going to break it up into a few blogs. So, the first one is going to be all about the food.

The picture above is of Sami and I helping our friend Evelyn prep the food to feed the village. The menu? Jollof rice and stewed beef. Three huge coolers were filled with the rice and one HUGE cooler was holding 620 pieces of stewed beef.

Above is Gus and Sami stirring the rice (or was this the beef?- both were cooked over a fire pit). I know, I know, we are becoming so nigerian in our cooking style.... I don't know what we will do when we return? Maybe I will make sure our next home has a place where I can whip up a fire pit verses the traditional oven :).

Our heart was that each and every child would be served a meal. Once we realized the people who came out for the dedication, we immediately started praying for the Lord to multiply our food like he did the loaves and fishes. In the end, we had no rice left, but we did have some extra meat... hmmm... amazing what God really can do, isn't it? The photo above is just ONE portion of the line of children who waited very patiently for their turn to receive a lunch. We know we served at least over 300 children. Thank you Lord for your provision!

The inside, where the people were passing out the food for those waiting.


  1. Corrie,
    Your blog continues to be such a blessing to me as I watch God's provision being unleashed in Jos! And while I can't wait to see you stateside, I am really going to miss your blog updates! I hope you'll keep writing after you return.

    I think it would be really cool (if you can) to do a 'photo montage' of all the changes you've seen physically in the community you all have been serving from the time of your arrival until now.

    It would also be really neat to hear about how Jos has change you, John, the kids, your family, etc, like a 'then and now' juxtaposition of how God has changed you all. I keep thinking about our conversation before you arrived in Nigeria ... about cooking LOL! I know you all have grown immeasurably in faith as God has stretched you, and I look forward to reading whatever you write!

  2. I love this!!!! how fantastic! God is good. thank you for feeding His precious children! i cannot wait to do this myself... i believe i will be leaving pretty soon... :)

  3. So cool. It's so cool to see all of Christ's love being poured out to the village. Wish I could be there. Love the whole idea of Teresa teaching 10 village students. AWESOME!

    Sara STRINGER.