BIG FEED 2017
Where: Matamoros, Mexico
When: December 27th – 29th, 2017
Join us this December for the Big Feed in Matamoros, Mexico to share the Gospel and feed the poor. It is Way of the Cross’ longest running event and still one of our favorites.
We will be doing the Big Feed in a new area, a huge squatter’s camp we have been working in that we call the Genesis Project. We work with local pastors to set up booths to play games, give away prizes and share the Gospel with the local people. In the early morning hours we begin grilling 5,000 pounds of chicken to be able to feed over 10,000 people. All day the Big Feed grounds will be filled with music, laughter, anticipation and a crowd you won’t soon forget. By around 3:00 we line everyone up to get a plate with chicken, beans and a gift bag for the kids. Many of the people go home with their arms full of prizes and chicken, but the best part is knowing that many of them go home with a new hope in Jesus. It is an amazing event you
The Big Feed will take place the 27th ,28th and 29th of December, though you are welcome to come the night before. The cost is $185 per person, which pays for your food, room and board and helps us buy the chicken.
As well as doing the Big Feed, we are going to be building some small 10’ x 20’ houses. We just built one last week, and though it is not big, it is safe and secure. Our hope is to build six tiny houses during the Big Feed this year. We will build the homes higher than normal because of the floodwaters in the area, as you can see by the photos. These houses cost about $2100 each. The need is so great and we have a number of families we would love to get up off the ground, and give them somewhere safe to stay. We prefab the tiny houses so they can be built easily in two days. If you have any interest in helping us to build one of the tiny houses, it would be a great blessing. Also we are looking for people to bring or send down gallon Ziploc gift bags that can be given out to the kids during this event.