As the world has reeled from the effects of a deadly pandemic, we have seen the number of hungry people around the world rise, watched as food pantries and soup kitchens expanded to serve an ever-growing number of guests, and longed together for the time when we “will hunger no more, and thirst no more ... and God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes” (Revelation 7:16-17). This very yearning is at the heart of who we are as church together. Yet our longing has never led to inertia or despair, despite the discouraging forecasts. We are an Easter people, ever journeying toward the cross but trusting in faith that God’s story does not end on that hill
Commit to a giving goal for the Lenten season in support of ELCA World Hunger, set aside a portion each day, or make your gifts throughout the season as part of your regular Lenten practice.
Explore and engage during this Lenten season by bringing ELCA World Hunger into your congregation and home with resources including:
Find inspirational ideas for daily reflection and action, as well as prayers, relevant Bible passages, hymn ideas and more, with our devotional calendar.
Deepen your engagement throughout this season of Lent with our weekly study guide, where you can find impactful, motivational stories and information about how your gifts to ELCA World Hunger are at work in the world.
Action Guide for Congregations: This guide features ideas and resources to help activate your congregation in the fight against hunger and poverty with a special focus on the 40 Days of Giving.
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Would you like to get your congregation involved in our 40 Days of Giving? The resources below will inspire your members to walk with ELCA World Hunger this Lent: