Since reconnecting with some old friends, I have also reconnected with an old high school teacher of mine who has since become the Executive Director of Food for the Poor. He led me on my first mission trip in High School and I have been in love with serving God through short-term mission trips ever since. Angel Aloma is an inspiration to me and everyone who has known him, and his work at Food for the Poor is passionate and continues to spread into the hearts of all those he has spoken to about Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor strives to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children they serve throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Angel has invited me as a photographer several times to witness first hand their work and the fruits of their labor. These experiences have made marks on my heart, and continue to tug at my soul to be a part of this labor of love. The labor to return to them, the essentials of life that we have far surpassed and so readily take for granted even in the poorest areas here in America. The labor to care for the men, women, and children who have suffered so much through circumstances in which they have been brought into this world. I encourage everyone to become aware of the atrocities that exist in our world and begin to understand what we have even in the smallest sense is an abundance that we can offer to a world in need. Helping one person, one family, one community at a time. Progress begins with one. Giving is easy, and can be done in many ways. Here are some ways and stories of inspiration. Donations, Gift Catalog, Florida Marlins build homes for Haiti, Local Girl builds homes for Haiti, read about more stories like these at Food For the Poor Facebook page.