Physical and spiritual food: Dorcas ladies distribute bread to struggling communities

Out in rural Nadi are isolated pockets of family homes, some of whom live day-to-day not knowing where their next meal will come from.

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10 Thousand Toes ambassadors Milika and Luisa ready to deliver bread into the house behind.

A group of 10,000 Toes ambassadors and Dorcas ladies from Nadi English Church in Fiji brought smiles into the faces of 17 families badly affected by the loss of income in the midst of the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic, by handing out loaves of bread.

Out in rural Nadi, surrounded by cane fields and accessible only by dusty, dirt roads, are isolated pockets of family homes, some of whom live day-to-day not knowing where their next meal will come from.

“We knew from our 10,000 Toes community work earlier this year that there were people out there riddled with NCDs (non-communicable diseases) and needed more help,” said Dorcas team leader Milika Nabaro. “So we put some contribution together and bought 50 loaves of wholemeal bread and headed out to distribute them to these families. The touching part was to see children’s faces light up when given bread.”

Milika said it was such a humbling and satisfying experience to be able to experience what Jesus came to do. “I am always inspired by the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish, and wish we could perform the same miracle!”

Dorcas leader Volau Delai agrees, “The 10,000 Toes ambassadors, in partnership with the Dorcas ladies, hope to grow this ‘Loaf Ministry’ through kind donations. It does not take much to buy a loaf of bread, but to many it really means much. And the only way to reach the vulnerable and to share the love of Jesus is just, ‘To Go!'”


George Kwong is a regional ambassador and coordinator for the 10,000 Toes campaign.