Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Give Ye Them To Eat

Give Ye Them To Eat

Advance #07629A

#07629A - Training villagers to become self-sustaining through agriculture

Annual Goal:$150,000.00
Partner:The Methodist Church of Mexico, Southeast Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

The needs affecting the community are: poverty, low levels of education, lack of water, and arid land; lack of job opportunities; lack of health services; and lack of good breed animals. Many people still cook on open fires. Also, lack of Biblical material culturally sensitive to rural areas. Lack of knowledge on how to use their local resources and personal abilities to overcome unsafe living conditions.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

By educating people, which will allow them to build upon what they have with the local resources. While, reinforcing the abilities to apply and implement the eco-technologies, learned, and while empowering others to do the same. People learn by listening, practicing, doing and sharing with others.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

GYTTE was founded in 1977, as a social outreach project of the Methodist Church of Mexico to combat hunger and poverty in the rural sector. The primary goal of the "Give Ye Them to Eat" program (GYTTE) is to strengthen the capabilities of marginalized people and communities to meet their basic needs, and to determine and sustain a just and integrated development process so people can achieve the full promise and potential of their life as a child of God. Participatory methods and development tools are used to create conditions in which change can take place from within the communities. GYTTE uses people-centered approaches to development. It is through our various programs that this goal is achieved.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

Changes I would like to see more and more individuals and communities empowered promoting changes within their communities using their abilities, and resources transforming lives not just spiritually but physically as well improving their living conditions and economic welfare. This is what our ministry plants in each instruction and demonstration they provide.

Budget and Financial Information


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Project Contact

Nan and Miguel Mccurdy

Global Ministries Contact

Edgar Avitia
(404) 460-7404