In 1982, Pastor David Alvarez, with a small band of believers, started Centro Christiana Cultural de Guatemala in the midst of one of the poorest and desperate neighborhoods in Guatemala City. In 2002, with few resources but incredible faith in the power of God, they started a feeding program with 35 children from the neighborhood.
In 2004, Sid and Shannon Kemp, founders of Feeding God’s Children, visited pastor Alvarez’s church. When they saw the conditions the children were living in and the impact the program was having on the children, they were deeply impacted. Sid, Shannon and Pastor Alvarez decided to partner together to change a generation for Christ, one child at a time.
Feeding God’s Children is a conduit to provide organizational, financial and prayer support for their partners throughout the world. They currently partner with an orphanage ministry in Guatemala and a ministry in Appalachia that oversees a weekend food program to elementary children and supports teens at an alternative high school in Kentucky. Although the program can look different with each partner, their model is to provide some or all of the following: nutritious meals, vitamins, hygiene, tutoring, skill training, school supplies and, most importantly, the love of Jesus Christ to God’s children all over the world.