DECATUR, Ga., — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is joining with the Catholic Church and other faith groups in prayer to end world hunger. Pope Francis, in conjunction with Caritas International, has issued a worldwide ‘wave of prayer’ against world hunger beginning at noon Tuesday on the South Pacific island of Samoa.
On Tuesday, the CBFblog (www.cbfblog.com) will highlight the many ministries of CBF field personnel working to end hunger around the world. CBF encourages individuals and churches to participate in this “wave of prayer.” In addition to online posts through the CBFblog and other social media outlets, the CBF staff in Decatur, Ga., will gather for prayer at noon Tuesday, with other organizations and leaders in the Decatur area.
CBF’s hunger ministries can be found in 20 nations across four continents. These ministries meet the varied needs of those served. Examples of CBF’s efforts to end hunger include: emergency food assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, healthy snacks and meals to teens in Homestead, Fla., food distribution among the Dom people in the Middle East, a weekend meals program in Mitchell, S.D., a food pantry for immigrant families in Fredericksburg, Va., food and water to survivors of the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines, meal subsidies for children in Nanning, China and a lunch program for Romany children in Bucharest, Romania.
“We are challenging churches in our fellowship to sponsor impromptu or organized prayer events in their community on or around Dec. 10, even using their natural time of worship,” said Devita Parnell, CBF networks manager and liaison to Bread for the World, a CBF-partner organization that advocates for an end to world hunger.
Donations to support CBF’s Offering for Global Missions, which supports field personnel making a difference in combating hunger, can be made at https://www.thefellowship.info/GiveNow?fund=GMOF5.