An Hour in Priscilla’s Kitchen

Somewhere near the Bay of Bengal in southern India, a drive of about 15-minutes full of lowing cattle and shepherds tapping goats with longs sticks and bleating horns from tuktuk drivers and mystical stone carvings, there is a children’s home surrounded by a concrete wall. In this compound you will discover many things and many purposes but please find Priscilla’s kitchen. If you spend one hour in Priscilla’s kitchen, a square of mildewed concrete about ten feet by twelve, you might learn about authentic Indian cooking, but you might not remember much about that because you might also experience any, or all, of the following things:  Priscilla sits on her wooden chair, pushed right against the back cabinets to make room for the cooks. She has a cutting board on her lap and is peeling cloves of garlic with her fingers.  Two women, chopping vegetables together at the countertop, maybe three feet in length. Their voices are low and soft, but their laughter rings through the barred window and spills right out into the open air where the turkey is picking through kitchen scraps.  A tiny lizard dashes out of sight as the quarter inch plywood is…





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Feeding Program

The Buhoro feeding program is a growing success. This feeding program is growing weekly and keeping Doreen and her workers very busy. This quality program starts the day with some programming for the children (10:00am) and then a lunch program serves up what might be the children’s only meal for the week. With such a blessing existing in a desperate area the feeding program is gaining a reputation and children are walking up to an hour just to partake of the meal that is provided for these children on Saturdays. This week Brian Thomson, Director of Home of Hope spoke with Doreen (caregiver) and she reported that they are not only feeding 200 children each week, but 100 more children are walking far and showing up. Seeing how malnourished they are, she can’t turn them away.  Last Saturday they fed 300 children with the same amount of food. Doreen said, “please send over $230 more money, so we can give all the children a big meal, ONCE a week.” One meal for a child only costs 25 cents. With more money, we could start feeding the children twice a week, or give more meat in the meal. Help give these children a…





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