Sometimes you meet someone who’s practically a saint. Though he’ll absolutely hate me saying so, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow is one such person.
As founder of Mary’s Meals, his vision is that every child in the world should receive one meal, everyday, in their place of education. So far, his organisation is feeding nearly a million children a day.
On Travellers' Tales this week he talks about how he feels God’s gently guided him, from being a painfully shy salmon farmer (and expecting to do that all his life) to heading a global organisation.
He also talks about the extraordinary example of mission and service set by his parents when they followed God’s call to turn their hotel into a retreat centre, and how that was for Magnus and his siblings! He explains how he copes with, and looks forward to, everyday family life when he returns from overseas trips and the stories he’s heard. Plus how his most frequent prayer is for the gift of love, for children around the world who need food.
He’s wonderfully humble, and incredibly humbling. I loved meeting him, and I hope you do too, this Sunday 17th August at 7pm on Premier Christian Radio.