When Southern Baptists observe Global Hunger Sunday on October 8, they will be called to act on the commands of Scripture. The Bible tells us that when Jesus saw the hungry and hurting multitude in Matthew 14, “He had compassion on them…” He healed and fed those who flocked to Him.
Scripture is filled with God’s compassion for the afflicted, broken, and hungry. Isaiah 58:10 teaches, “And if you offer yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness and your night will be like noonday.”
Compassion is more than a warm, fuzzy thought. Compassion is a movement and desire in your gut that compels you to act. The Global Hunger Fund gives us a way to act on the gut-wrenching scenes of need that are painted across the landscape of our world. The Global Hunger Fund presents us opportunities, as God’s people, to make a difference for the sake of Christ.
The Global Hunger Fund gives us the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to:
- a single mother and five children suffering from famine in Lesotho;
- a Christian family needing a touch of hope in the refugee camps of Northern Iraq;
- an infant needing clean water in a remote village in Mozambique;
- a hungry child in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky;
- and to the multitudes weary and hurting in forsaken corners of our world.
Since its inception in 1974, Southern Baptists have given more than 235 million dollars through the Global Hunger Fund to meet needs both at home and abroad. Tragically, in recent years, the amount given to the Global Hunger fund has been decreasing.
However, hunger needs have not diminished, nor has God’s love for those who are hungry, sick, and thirsty. This God-driven fund helps families survive disaster and famine, provides clean water and medical care, improves health and nutrition, and most importantly helps countless people to hear of the hope and Good News of Jesus Christ.
On October 8, will you do your part in helping Southern Baptists respond to a hungry world?
Would you consider giving the cost of a meal out to help provide food for a hungry family in Eastern Kentucky?
Would you consider giving a gift of $25 to provide clean water in a forgotten village?
Would you give $100 to provide medical supplies to a refugee camp in the Middle East?
Would you consider giving $500 to provide food for widows, orphans, and single mothers in a famine-stricken village?
Would you give a gift of compassion that someone may know the hope of Christ?
Give to the Global Hunger Fund on World Hunger Sunday, October 8!