Every Fall, we at Baptist Church of the Covenant partner with Bread for the World in their Offering of Letters campaign. Each year, Bread for the World focuses on a certain aspect of domestic or international food policy in an effort to eradicate global hunger. While the goal is large, it is not impossible as great strides have been made over the past 30 years. Our youth Emma Berthiaume and Benjamin Burge share a few words on why they chose to serve on BCOC’s Bread for the World Team and why the annual Offering of Letters is so important.
From Emma Berthiaume:
I choose to be on the Bread for The World team so that the hungry across the world can get enough food for themselves, and we can make that happen. I believe that we can make a difference and ” leave our footprints in the sands of time.” I know that with even the small action of a smile or holding the door open can turn someone’s day or week or year or even life around. It’s easy to look at a huge issue like hunger and say, “Oh well, I guess that’s too bad, I can’t make a difference.” But we can’t give up so easily and just become overwhelmed with the huge problems. If we all come together, we can become stronger together. That’s why I choose to be on Bread for The World.
From Benjamin Burge:
I joined the Bread for The World team because I can go just out of my house and find someone who needs food and help but it’s just one person. By joining I can work with others and help thousands of people all around the world.
In speaking about God’s Kingdom, the prophet Isaiah once proclaimed: “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” (Isa 11:6-9, NIV). May our own youth’s faith inspire and lead us as we strive together to answer Jesus’ call to feed the hungry.
BCOC’s Offering of Letters concludes on Sunday, November 24th. You are invited to write letters and turn them at worship. If you have not written your letters and wish to do so, contact Taylor Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a Letter Writing Packet.