BIG FEED 2018
Where: Matamoros, Mexico
When: December 27th – 29th, 2018
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.
You may ask what is the Big Feed? Many years ago Way of the Cross started the Big Feed in Matamoros, Mexico. We saw great desperation in the people between Christmas and New Year’s. In the very poor areas people had no money to celebrate Christmas, no toys and limited food. It was a very depressing time for the people. We decided to have a big party called the Big Feed! Everybody received a nice meal, toys and candy for the kids. Most important we shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all that came. It was such a blessing for everyone. We have been doing it for over 30 years.
We are very excited about the Big Feed again this year. It will be done in the Genesis Project in Matamoros, in the poorest area of the city. Last year we held this event in this area, it was cold and rainy but very successful. We are expecting many more people to come this year. We will be barbecuing about 5000 pounds of chicken. Just in case the weather’s bad we are setting up a 60 x 160-foot-long tent.
It’s going to be exciting for the people but it’s also going to be exciting for us! We are hoping to have 125+ churches involved with this event in Mexico. As well as a number of American churches. All will be preaching the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, what a blessing
We need your help to turn chicken on the grills, distribute food, toys, candy and tracks to all the booths. Also helping to build houses, game booths and share the Gospel message of Jesus.
The tiny houses are 10’ x 20’. These houses cost about $2200 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.
We also ask that you consider putting together gift bags to handout to the children. It’s a 1 gallon Ziploc. We will provide you a list of the things that need to go in and he would consider getting your church involved in this project.
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.