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Category Archives: Hunger and Poverty

Bono rocked the world 10 years ago with words about poverty, justice

Ten years ago today, rock star Bono delivered an amazing address at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, with President George W. Bush sitting nearby. Bono, lead singer of the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas from Texas to Europe

Serbian Baptists have risen up to meet the vast needs of Middle East refugees arriving in their country. Now, a Texas Baptist family is sending $15,000 to help meet the … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hunger Offering needs are still great

Hungry people in Texas and around the world need your help. Giving through the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering has dropped greatly this year, but the need has not. People in … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Write your senator and representative

Bread for the World has announced its 2014 Offering of Letters to United States senators and representatives. Bread does not send these letters; Bread encourages and empowers individual Christians to conduct this … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A place for the distressed, those in debt, the discontented

David has been one of my heroes for as long as I remember — little guy slays big Goliath. That’s what got my attention as a kid. Later, the “man after God’s … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Texas improves on childhood hunger

Take a bow, Texas. You deserve applause on the issue of childhood hunger. Three years ago, Texas ranked second worst in the nation on this critical issue. Today, we’ve climbed … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pray for relief team in Ethiopia

(Originally posted on Facebook.) Please pray for a famine relief team we have in Ethiopia. A video camera has been confiscated and officials are jittery after a BBC report from … Continue reading

October 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Too much hunger

(Originally posted on Facebook.) The USDA report reveals that almost one in five Texas households (18.8 percent, or 1.7 million households) were food insecure between 2008 and 2010, compared to … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

‘Such as these’ 8 – Ngwela Paul Msiza

When Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa in 1994, one of the first things he did was a feeding program for school children. Many opposed because of financial strains, … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

‘Such as these’ 7 – Joel Hunter

We’ve got this universal, evocative cause that is biblically mandated. YOU give them something to eat. This “you” is plural in Mark 6. Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland: A Church … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment