Engaging in God's Work in Malawi from Home - Becky's Story

My name is Becky Weavill. I am a mother of four and I live in Maryland with my husband Dave, and my youngest two children. Recently I have been searching and asking the Lord to use me and my gifts.  I am a Dietitian at a Veterans home. I love all things food, from teaching about nutrition, planning menus for my patients, and blessing others with the food I prepare. I am often cooking for people at church and bringing food in to work to show love to those around me. 

My daughter Jackie first travelled to Malawi two years ago. She came home and shared many stories of the children and Grace Center staff members. I was incredibly moved by the work that God is doing there but I had no idea how I could help. How can God possibly use me to make a difference? I am not like my daughter, I can’t go to Malawi… but I want to be involved.  

It is now two years later and I have found my piece! This summer Jackie texted me from Africa asking about the price of spoons. She explained how the 700 plus children at the school had only 30 spoons. The children were passing around the spoons to share and were even eating food with their fingers. My heart broke for those precious children.                                                                                        This was something I could help with!

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Staff: (left to right) Lauren Wathen, RDN LDN; Mary Dixon, Director of Nutrition Services; Sarah Crook, Assistant Director of Nutrition Services; Becky Weavill, RDN, LDN, Chief Clinical Dietitian  

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Staff: (left to right) Lauren Wathen, RDN LDN; Mary Dixon, Director of Nutrition Services; Sarah Crook, Assistant Director of Nutrition Services; Becky Weavill, RDN, LDN, Chief Clinical Dietitian  

In working in a dietary department I was able to order spoons in bulk at a discounted rate. When Jackie came home from Malawi I had 100 sets of silverware waiting for her. I was able to use my gifting to make a difference in Malawi.

Like all mothers, I love to talk about my children. I was sharing about my daughter and her recent trip to Malawi at work. We talked about the children in the orphan program, the school children and my donation of silverware. The dietary manager was so moved by the stories I shared that she donated 500 more spoons to Circle of Hope! 

What is my piece to the puzzle? I am able to engage in the work God is doing in Malawi from home by simply making sure the children don't have to eat with their hands. 

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What piece of the puzzle is in your hands? 


Posted on October 15, 2014 and filed under Engage.