“We know they are hungry”
Living in a neighborhood considered as one of the poorest in Florida, West Pensacola Baptist Church is reaching out to the hungry in their community through monthly all-you-can-eat cookouts. While they may be grilling hamburgers, Pastor Jeff Walker believes they are cooking fish sandwiches—compelled by Jesus Christ’s feeding of the 5,000.
At least 95 percent of the school-age children in the community qualify for free or reduced lunches. “So we know they are hungry,” said staff member Janey Frost.
West Pensacola’s ministry to demonstrate unconditional love to their neighbors is through a partnership with Florida Baptists’ giving to Global Hunger Relief. The congregation was one of 111 Florida Baptist churches to receive Global Hunger Relief funds during the past year.
Every dollar given to the offering is earmarked to fight hunger—whether it’s next door or across the globe.
Florida Baptists partner with Southern Baptists with two dates to fight hunger here in Florida and throughout the world:
Sunday, July 8, 2018 Florida Baptist Global Hunger Sunday
Sunday, October 14, 2018 SBC Global Hunger Sunday
(Undated promotional materials produced by the Florida Baptist Convention can be used for either observance and are available free of charge)
100 % OF YOUR GIFT GOES TO HELP HUNGRY PEOPLE
25% distributed by the Florida Baptist Convention to underwrite hunger ministries in local churches
15% sent to North American Mission Board to alleviate hunger in North America
60% given to the International Mission Board to fight global hunger
To help you promote the offering, these materials are available:
- Bulletin insert
- Offering envelope
- Monthly calendar for families, children and youth Bible Study groups, RAs, GAs and Awana. For other resources go to www.gobgr.org
Need assistance developing a hunger ministry in your church for your community or local school?
Contact Marc Johnston, Church & Community Ministries Catalyst.