Breaking Down The Process
How Does This Work?
Chronic malnourishment affects 821 million people in our world today. The earth does produce enough food for everyone. Ours is the first generation that can end this horrific and intolerable scourge. When we involve God and practice means of grace to align our lives and resources we can deliver the compassion and justice to help those people in need.
01 Fast, Pray, and Give
Reflecting on Christ's Sermon on the Mount, John Wesley preached, "Whether they will finally be lost or saved, you are expressly commanded to feed the hungry, and clothe (sic) the naked. To Wesley, Faith, Holiness, and Good Works were the Roots, the Tree, and the Fruit of our faith expression. They are inseparable.
This is why we encourage Works of Piety and Works of Mercy as one significant part of our efforts to end hunger. The grace we all bring about is the spiritual and physical resources needed to stop hunger in its tracks.
- Fasting - Giving Something Up
- Prayer - Asking God to help us end hunger
and ask for God to help others in need
- Devotion - Reading and studying the Bible
- Generosity - Giving to help those in need
02 Food Aid Assembly
Your generous giving allows us to partner with Rise Against Hunger to deploy their Meal Packaging Experience which engages volunteers to gather and assemble life-saving meals that feed millions of people around the world. This is the foundation of sustainable development programs in over 70 countries.
These events are offered to faith groups as an introduction to meal packaging and the FastPrayGive.org movement. Faith groups receive a matching grant to help cover the financial requirements.
Packaging meals has become an annual event at the congregations I've served. It is fun, engaging, and multi-generational. FastPrayGive.org helps to answer the question of, "Why are we doing this?"
Rev. Bryan Brooks, Franklin First UMC, - Middle Tennessee
03 People Are Fed
Food As A Change Agent
Relief organizations, like our partners, use food aid to support sustainable development programs like school feeding programs for children, adult education and career development, as well as agricultural training initiatives. In addition, the aid is provided to areas hit by natural disaster and helps people get back on their feet. Communities are able to recover more quickly if they are well-nourished.
The aid doesn't just feed people. It is a resource that, along with existing local resources, creates leverage in a fight against other systemic challenges like limited childhood education, poor maternal health, economic insecurities, gender equality, and the prevalence of preventable diseases.
That's not all. In many cases, the food shipping containers also are packed with other necessary medical or educational needs. Each container of aid that we help send is a vessel of love for our neighbors in need!
04 The Movement Grows
More People Join
Volunteers who package meals often ask, "What's Next?" The Answer: We invite those volunteers to Fast, Pray, and Give to end hunger. You don't have to package meals with us to join our movement. We offer a subscription program that helps us grow this movement. By subscribing to FastPrayGive.org you can help us build a World Wesleyan Hunger Fund to create more matching grants and fund meal packaging events to help partners all over the world be agents of change.
Subscribers receive a weekly email with encouragement for fasting and prayer and donate on a recurring basis a micro-donation as small as $8 per month. That may seem like a small amount, but most of the world lives on less, and this amount can provide for our partners a daily meal for one child for an entire school year. If you feel like giving more, we have options for you to choose from.
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