Global Food Crisis Day = March 11

Photo by Alyssa Eryn

Photo by Alyssa Eryn

Many of you who read my blog know that I am a strong supporter of Compassion International.  I also volunteer for them because they are a solid and trustworthy organization.  Donations are used wisely with integrity to help those in poverty survive — it’s an organization where children of the world can not only have their physical needs met, but their spiritual needs, as well.

March 11 is Global Food Crisis Day. The United Nations World Food Programme calls the current global food crisis “a phenomenon, a silent tsunami,” affecting millions of families in every nation on every continent.  Simply stated, people are dying from hunger today — this very minute.  As you consider whether you should even think about supporting an endeavor like this, children and families are dying. Right now statistics show that 27,000 children die EVERY DAY from preventable causes.  Surely hunger is preventable….with your help!

Because this crisis affects people around the globe, it is also affecting children/families supported by Compassion International.  Food prices have doubled in many countries we serve because of unstable oil prices, increased meat consumption in countries like India and China, droughts in major crop-producing countries, and increased production of bio-fuels.

BUT YOU CAN HELP!  Certainly, we would love for you to choose to support a child of your very own, but some of you may not be able to do that at this time.  However, you may be able to help with a one or two-time donation to a food crisis fund where the money is wisely spent. You can find out more and donate here.

For those of you who can see the value of monthly supporting a child, see the widget to the left of this post.  The child on the left of this post has a birthday today.  What better present could you give him/her than to commit your support of $1.00/day so he will not go hungry — so he can go to school — so he can have access to medical care — so he can grow closer to the Lord through spiritual mentors who loves him, caring for his needs in a holistic way?  Everything you send above your monthly support goes 100% to that child.   Psalm 82:3-4 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Most of us can afford $1.00 a day to feed a child, can’t we?  Such a small price to pay for being faithful to God’s Word…….

This video will give you more information about Global Food Crisis Day.

I can think of no better words than these.  I hope they will encourage you to draw from the deep resources that God has richly blessed you with -- to think outside of the world you personally struggle in -- choosing to insert your heart into the culture of another child of God who is beloved by God -- so that perhaps you may discover how God can use your hands, feet and finances for those of His children who do not have the luxuries most of us have.

John 15:14-17 You are my friends if you do what I command you.   No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.   These things I command you, so that you will love one another.


One response to this post.

  1. Thanks for spreading the word!


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