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Global Hunger: What You Can Do

Did you know that October is Global Hunger Month? Have you ever wondered how you can help?

Do some research to find families or groups in your community who go hungry. Talk with the manager of a homeless shelter or government-assisted housing complex to discover where best to carry out this experience. Ask for permission to bring a meal to these people one night.

Choose a night when families normally enjoy a family dinner at home. Give each church family the name and address of a needy group. Give details on how to orchestrate the supper time experience in their home to household leaders only.

Ask families to prepare a meal. Instruct the family leaders to call “supper time” to the family on the designated night. When the family members gather, they will notice no supper is on the table. Instead, their prepared meal is boxed up to take to a hungry family or group.

The families will load up the meal and deliver it together. After the meal is delivered, ask the church families to gather at the church to end the night with a time of prayer.

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Global Hunger Relief

Global Hunger Relief supports projects across North America, like the Good Samaritan Food Bank in North Georgia, who serves those “on the margin” of life. Give on Global Hunger Sunday on October 8 and 100% of every dollar goes directly toward meeting hunger needs.

One in seven people in the U.S. access food banks to help meet their needs. (Hunger in America 2014)

One out of six children—roughly 100 million—in developing countries is underweight. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)


Click here for global hunger ideas you, your family, and your church can use and check out these additional resources:

Show your support to missions

Be an active part of missions work all over the world when you give to the Lottie Mon Christmas offering and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. 



Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Purpose: In 1918, Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after the woman, Lottie Moon, who had urged them to start it.

Why this strange indifferences to missions? Why these scant contributions? Why does money fail to be forthcoming when approved men and women are asking to be sent to proclaim the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ’ to the heathen? — Lottie Moon, October 3, 1887, Pingtu

Focus on WMU

 

Focus on WMU 2017

Focus on WMU, February 13–19, is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce your church members to what WMU is and how they can get radically involved in God’s mission.

WMU is holistic discipleship. From preschoolers to adults, we provide relevant resources to learn about and pray for missions, as well as opportunities to apply knowledge and passion through giving, serving, and supporting missions.


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WMU promotes missional living through our organizations:

Pure Water, Pure Love

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    Navidad en Agosto

    ¿Qué es Navidad en Agosto?

    Navidad en Agosto es una manera en que los grupos misioneros o toda la iglesia les envían regalos a los misioneros norteamericanos para ayudarles en su trabajo.

    La Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB, por sus siglas en inglés) envía a los equipos editoriales de la WMU (UFM) una lista de misioneros que pueden participar. Los equipos entonces les piden a los misioneros una lista de cosas que ellos puedan usar en la obra. Se publican las listas en varias revistas de la WMU como también en los sitios de Internet. Los grupos misioneros escogen a un misionero (o más de uno), animan a que toda la iglesia participe, colectan los artículos y los envían al misionero. ¡Es fácil y eficaz!

    World Water Day: Pure Water, Pure Love

    How many times have you used water today? Did you stop and wonder if the water was clean? Most likely you use water more times in a day than you realize and you are blessed with not having to wonder whether the water you are drinking is safe and clean. However, this is not the case in many places around the world. Did you know that more than 663 million people lack access to clean water? The need for clean water access is great as the lack of clean water leads to numerous water-related diseases. Consider the following:

    PWPL FAQs

    What is Pure Water, Pure Love?

    The primary goal of this ministry is to provide missionaries with water filters that supply their families with clean water—free from disease-causing microorganisms. An extension of this ministry seeks to provide clean water for the people the missionaries serve as well. PWPL works with churches, Christian organizations, and missionaries to provide clean drinking water through well drilling or water purification systems.

    How much do filters and well projects cost?

    The cost of water filters ranges from a $50 personal water bottle to a $250 home unit. The initial cost is usually $400–$500 for a missionary family. This provides the family with a home unit, travel-sized filters, and replacements filters.

    The cost of well projects is determined by the location and its needs. Well projects in the past have cost anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000.

    What kinds of filters are given to the missionaries?

    Thousands Helped in Haiti

    Ten thousand people, farmland, animals, missions, schools: all of these have been positively affected by just one Pure Water, Pure LoveSM project in the Haitian city of Gonaives. In a country ravaged by natural disasters, deforestation, and poverty, thousands now have access to clean, safe water, and it’s changing lives.

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