Bread Letter Writing

We will have letter-writing materials again at Second Saturday Servants on March 14. This is our 30th month in a row for SSServants. We will be preparing an a la carte breakfast for Morning Glory–this week at Clark Square Park at Mineral Street and 23rd–and sending a crew to Northcott Neighborhood House. We hope to have a large group of Disciples this Saturday for Second Saturday Servants.

Hopeful

We included letter writing for Bread For the World at our Second Saturday Servants activities yesterday.  A few of us wrote letters to Congress encouraging changes to make food aide more effective.

fruit

Here is a link to information on how you can join the letter writing campaign:  http://bread.org/

Below I am repeating a blog about Bread for the World from last year.

Bread For the World Institute published an excellent series of papers, called Development Works, in 2012. The first paper, in March 2012, focused on some questions we often hear:

How can it help hungry people overseas?

But what exactly is development assistance?

And why should we support funding for it when many Americans are facing hard times?

I recommend reading the paper:

http://www.bread.org/institute/development-works/dw-1.pdf

The summary is:

• Development assistance enables
people in poor countries to build a
better life for themselves and their
children.

.In developing countries, investing

View original post 179 more words

Advertisements

About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
This entry was posted in Recommendations, Reflecting on Missions. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s