Some food for thought as we enter the summer season from Canadian Lutheran World Relief...
Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which Canadian Lutheran World Relief is a member, invites Canadians to join Christians around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on June 10.
The call for a Global Day of Prayer comes from the All-Africa Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance, which invites Christians to “stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers to support them to realize a future free of extreme poverty, hunger and violence.”
They state that after years of steady progress in reducing world hunger, the number of hungry people globally has started to climb. “Famine, drought and armed conflict are making millions of our sisters and brothers hungry, homeless and vulnerable to conflicts, violence and abuse,” they state in the release.
June 10 is the second annual Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. Last year’s day was organized in response to over 20 million people in South Sudan, northern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen being at risk of famine, a number unprecedented in modern history. Although famine was mostly averted through the provision of critical humanitarian assistance, risk continues to be high for millions of people to experience famine or severe hunger in 2018.
“With your support, CLWR is able to act on our commitment to meet the needs of those suffering from food insecurity. The international programming you make possible focuses on those who are most vulnerable – particularly women and girls,” says Karin Achtelstetter, CLWR’s Executive Director.
“Through our partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, your support is multiplied through matching funding and provides emergency food for those caught in famine or facing other urgent needs around the world,” she says.
If you would like to donate to help people caught in these food crises, please visit: https://www.clwr.org/donate/working-together
This summer, as you are spending time in your garden or walking through the market with ample supplies of healthy and nutritious food – offer a prayer for those who don’t have enough to eat, or for the girls around the world that are forced to quit school to take care of cooking and the home and fetching clean water. Perhaps make a donation to CLWR to help end hunger and famine in the world.
In New Dundee we have so much, it is our call to Christian duty to share our bounty with others.
On June 10th – take a few moments to talk with your family or friends about food issues locally and around the globe. Take a few moments with God to give thanks for all you have. Like the people sitting at the feeding of the five thousand, take this opportunity to share what you have with others.
May God’s grace fill your summer with ample abundance!