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Before I stepped aside as president of Bread for the World in 1991, David Beckmann, my successor, asked me to continue to serve on the board of directors and to help out in other ways.
As I thought about the legacy I wanted to leave, I decided to give part of my modest estate to Bread for the World.
I wrote to some other Bread members and invited them to join me in taking this step. From those early efforts has grown what we call the Legacy of Hope, which now includes more than 400 individuals and families.
Each year, I have privilege of talking on the phone with most of those in our Legacy of Hope. Hearing what’s happening in their lives and how they are living out their faith always astounds and inspires me. God has truly created a “cloud of witnesses” to the One who is the Bread of Life and who calls us to be “Bread for the World.”
In recent years, the funds from bequests and other planned gifts have made it possible to launch new initiatives, reach out to new audiences, and sustain core activities.
Just as important, though, is that those who participate in the Legacy of Hope inspire other Bread members to follow their example – and find new ways to provide financial support for our work together to end hunger.
As you consider your family’s needs and your own legacy, you may wish to include a gift for Bread for the World or Bread for the World Institute in your long-term financial planning. You may be inspired by the stories of others who have done so along with the brief descriptions of the options available to you. And you are welcome to request additional information – or indicate that you would like to talk with a member of the staff.
"God has truly created a 'cloud of witnesses.'”
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By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke
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A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.
Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
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Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.