Sunday, October 16, 2011

World Food Day

Today is World Food Day. One of the objectives of World Food Day is "to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world."

We saw hunger first-hand when our family traveled to the Philippines this past summer... truly heart-breaking! The good news is... those of us who live in the First World can do something about it.

We can end hunger!
We can make a difference!

Is that a revelation to you? If so, check out the movement called 58: The End of Poverty. It is a global initiative to end extreme poverty by living out Isaiah 58.
"...if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."
~ Isaiah 58:10-11 (NIV 1984)
Here are some ways you can start {taken from the 58: website}:
~ Align your heart with God’s through personal sacrifice... free up resources to help the poor.
~ Tell others about 58: and the good news that we can end extreme poverty in our lifetime.
~ Join the movement to end extreme poverty... build a team to make a greater impact.
~ Choose a solution and fund poverty fighting projects that make a real difference.
~ See the impact of what God is doing to transform our hearts and transform the world.
Will you join the movement? Will you take part in the fight to end global hunger?

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!

2 comments:

  1. Our church is working on this this month. We have 15 days of devotions to work through and Peter fish banks for collection of change. No Tim Hortons here for the next 21 days. I'm sure we'll manage just fine :o)!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  2. Hi Deborah.

    It's quite scary how much money those trips to Timmies can add up, eh?

    We don't go that often anymore either... probably just once every month or so, if even.

    We used to drive-through there A LOT! :0

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