Spaghetti Dinner

Posted: December 14, 2015 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Miles In Missions

IMG_1371I see on Facebook all the time a story of a little girl or boy somewhere in the U.S. that has made a billion cupcakes or had a lemonade stand that sold $5,000 worth of lemonade. You read how the child wanted to raise money for an orphanage or for food for a village in Africa. I have always read these stories with tears in my eyes and never thought I would be the recipient of one.

Today I leave a small small town in Texas called Center City feeling overwhelmed, blessed and humbled. Over a year ago a women named Linda received something in the mail about missionaries. It inspired her to teach a children’s Sunday school class about missions. After the class, two little girls, Tori and Lilly, were inspired to not just hear the message but to act on it. They wanted to help in a big way and begged Linda to find them a ministry they could help. Linda contacted Don Fawcett at The Baptist Network. He had just recently met Emma and I in Egbe, Nigeria and learned about C.A.R.E. Africa. Once he told Linda about the ministry she was so excited and told Tori and Lilly about it. They immediately wanted to sponsor one of the C.A.R.E. Africa kids. They decided to have a spaghetti dinner to raise the money. To their surprise the congregation came together and raised enough to support three C.A.R.E. Africa kids.

IMG_1349On the other side of the ocean Emma and I were in Egbe, Nigeria praying diligently for funds for C.A.R.E. Africa. I had taken in more children than we had money for and was going to close the doors. I had no clue how to afford the children we currently had and God was still bringing more children to us. When I received the email from Linda that they were going to sponsor a child, I was filled with joy. I thanked God for the answer to prayer but told him we still had several others that needed sponsorship. A few days later I received the news from Linda that God showed up at their spaghetti dinner and stirred people hearts. They could now sponsor three children. Wow!

IMG_1350Today was an amazing time with this small church that God is using in a mighty way. They have all the C.A.R.E. Africa kids pictures posted around the church. They allowed us to speak at their service and show video. They took up a love offering for us and prayed for our ministry. They told us they have adopted our family into the congregation forever and then fed us so much food we were about to bust. Truly amazed at how God can take people from all over the world to change the world and grow his kingdom!


See our video below to learn more about C.A.R.E. Africa. You can sponsor a child for $35 a month. Click C.A.R.E. Africa to sign up now. 

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  1. Mary Eicher says:

    That is wonderful. See you all tomorrow. Pray for me. Battling a head  cold. Love you all

  2. OH!,THANK GOD mummy,that,is just wonderful!

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