Bread: December 2011 Newsletter
Right now, Somalia is in the grip of gruesome hunger. Mothers are carrying their malnourished children long distances to refugee camps to get food. Many children have died along the way—and many more die in the camps due to severe malnutrition.
Urge your members of Congress to form a circle of protection around programs for hungry and poor people.
There is a buzz in the United Church of Christ these days and it has to do with Mission: 1, a program we launched in November to address the needs of hungry people in the United States and abroad.
Bread will bring 75 young ministers to Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2012, for four exciting days of anti-hunger advocacy training. Ministers and other influential religious leaders under age 35 will meet for worship, workshops, and meetings with their members of Congress.
There are as many “points of entry” into Bread for the World’s work as there are people who care about ending hunger. An October gathering in Des Moines, IA, provided an opportunity for people to learn about Bread and ways they can help end hunger.
In the southern Malawi village of Jombo, Kennedy Mbereko carries a notebook in his back pocket. Ask him about it, and he’ll show you the pages where he records his visits to households with undernourished children.
About 45 people gathered on the smooth steps of Albuquerque’s Immanuel Presbyterian Church in October to offer prayer and advocacy for hungry and poor people—particularly in light of the cuts Congress is considering to programs for vulnerable people in the United States and abroad.