Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taking Food For Granted

We go grocery shopping every Saturday at Giant Eagle.  The store is huge with a wide variety of food along all the walls and in practically every aisle.  The prices seem to keep rising, but at least we have food.  I don’t know why I was born here in the United States with so much but am very glad I was.  The people in these countries strive to survive every day while I chow down at a buffet every week and complain about car repairs or home maintenance costs.  We do not have to hunt for food or grow it ourselves.  We can go a few blocks from our house and find convenience stores, fast-food places, restaurants and a food court, most within walking distance. 


My heart breaks when I read about people starving to death in other parts of the world.  I cannot imagine going for days without eating.  Nor can I imagine how much mothers must hurt when they have no food to give to their hungry children.  I received a special alert from Children International last week concerning the food crisis in Zambia, the Philippines, Colombia and Guatemala.

Our next charity to benefit from comments on our blogs will be one that provides food for the starving people of the world.  The question is, which one:  (1) Children International (the one that sent me the flier that spoke to my heart about world hunger), (2) Samaritan’s Purse (one that also includes the Gospel when meeting physical needs consistently where most needed so that people in these conditions can have a better life in eternity), or (3) Heifer International (one that provides livestock that reproduce to help a community--Samaritan's Purse also does this).

All these are good but since Samaritan’s Purse also gives people the hope of the Gospel of Christ, we will donate 50 cents for each legitimate comment we get on our blogs during October to Samaritan’s Purse for the hunger crisis. 

Do you take food for granted too?  We challenge you to make your own donation to the charity of your choice!


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5 comments:

Ann in the UP said...

A worthy choice, Samaritan's Purse. I too wonder how we can be so blessed when there is such need in other places. I hope everyone who reads your blog will respond with compassion, too.

T.O. Geezer said...

Samaritan's Purse is a wonderful Christian organization. Good choice.

Have a Great Week! :-)

BTW, thanks for your comment on my "Don't Mess With Old People!" post. ~Ron

BeadedTail said...

It's wonderful you are going to support an organization to help people in such need of food! It's so sad that there are parts of this world that do not have adequate food or clean water.

Daisy said...

Our Mommeh sponsored a child through Save the Children for many years. She loved getting drawings and letters and sending letters to her sponsored child, too.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Ann in the Up: I hope so too! Compassion is more than just feeling sorry for people. It's feeling sad for them enough to be moved to action to help them.

Old Geezer: I'm glad you approve! It is a fantastic organization.

Beaded Tail: Yes, it's difficult for me to imagine just living day-to-day in survival mode.

Daisy: I'm not very good at writing to my sponsored child, but do send money each month and extra for the extra special events that come up. I'm not familiar with "Save the Children." That's a new one for me.

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