Thousands of people will die today as a result of insufficient food and water.
And the next day.
The thought discourages us. What can we do?
The first step is to realize this: I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What is the “something” you can do? Maybe it’s cleaning out the pantry to donate food to a local charity. Perhaps you have the ability to sponsor a child through a humanitarian organization. Some have hosted a garage sale and donated the earnings to serving the poor. God has uniquely gifted you to respond to hunger in a way that can make a life-changing difference.
As a writer, one way God has allowed me to help is through the books Thirst No More and Hunger No More. A portion of proceeds from Thirst No More, a 1-year devotional experience through the Gospels, is being donated to Living Water International to support clean water access in Haiti. I can’t provide clean water to everyone who needs it, but I can help provide water for someone.
Hunger No More is a 1-year devotional journey through the Book of Psalms (to be released September 2012). A portion of proceeds from Hunger No More will be donated to WorldCrafts, one of the nation’s leading Christian fair-trade organizations. How does fair trade feed the hungry? By developing sustainable businesses among the world’s impoverished people, WorldCrafts helps men and women provide food for their families. Every purchase matters because every purchase offers life-altering opportunity, hope, and dignity to those in great need.
If you’re looking for an easy way to help “do something” about the needs of those who hunger and thirst in our world, you can begin by purchasing a copy of one of these books. But once you do, don’t stop there. Continue to seek additional ways to alleviate hunger in your community and beyond. Remember, when we serve the least of these we are ultimately serving Christ Himself (Matthew 25:40).
Dillon Burroughs is the author of more than 30 books, including Not in My Town (coauthored with Charles Powell) and Thirst No More from New Hope Publishers. Find out more at ThirstNoMoreBook.com or DillonBurroughs.org.