Compassion is spelled S-A-N-D-W-I-C-H

Al Wiener was forced into a Nazi concentration camp of World War II when he was only 15. Years of forced labor in the camps took their toll. His weight dropped to 80 pounds. He was weak, always hungry, and slowly starving to death.

Al worked in a Nazi textile factory, along with some German women from the nearby village, but the women were forbidden to speak to prisoners like Al. One day a German woman pointed, motioning for Al to go to a corner of the room. She pointed to a crate and walked away. When Al lifted the crate, he found a sandwich. A precious, simple sandwich. He quickly ate the sandwich while no one was looking.

Every day for two months the woman left a sandwich for him under the crate. She risked her life for him. Al said that God used this woman's compassionate, heroic acts to save his life, so that he could tell others the tragic story of the millions of innocent Jews who were executed by the Nazis. This German woman’s compassion was spelled, “s-a-n-d-w-i-c-h.”

What would the world be without compassionate people who are willing to feel the pain of others? I don’t ask you to risk your life to feed hungry people here on Skid Row. I simply ask you to feel the pain of lost, hungry souls here in the inner city who desperately need Jesus, the Bread of Life, and like the prisoner, Al, they need bread, the staff of life. You can help by calling 1-844-FJM-FOOD using a credit card. You can also use our secure website,, or by mailing a donation to P.O. Box 12345, Covina, CA, 91722. Please HELP! Compassion is a gift from God.

Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)