Celebration of Hope 2009: Hunger and Thirst

Celebration of Hope 2009: Hunger and Thirst
We live in a land of plenty. Despite economic events of the past year, most of us still have a place to live, a car to drive, and food to eat. And that’s just the beginning.

We’ve got computers and cell phones, back yards and barbecues, closets near capacity, and store after store ready to sell us more.

That changes our perspective.

Surrounded by abundance, housing becomes a matter of status, not shelter. Clothes are deemed unusable because of style, not wear. Water flows freely in long hot showers or summer slip-n-slides. Food becomes entertainment, consumed as a backdrop to social gatherings.

But there are many places in our world where morsels of food and sips of water are a matter of life or death. Every day, hunger claims the lives of 16,000 children. Another 5,000 children die from water-related illness—every day.

Hunger. Thirst. Life. Death.

You can bring hope.

What Can We Do?
During Celebration of Hope 09: Hunger and Thirst, we have an opportunity to come alongside people who live with hunger and thirst by participating in three challenges:
We Stand: 5-Day Food and Water Challenge
We will take a stand against global hunger and thirst by participating in the 5-Day Food and Water Challenge.
We Serve: Meal Packing
We will join with others to pack 4 million meals, and serve children in Zimbabwe who are in desperate need of food.
We Give: Solutions to Hunger and Thirst
We will give to those who hunger and thirst by providing funds for food and clean water solutions.

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"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty
and you gave me something to drink...
Matthew 25:35(NIV)