Have you ever wondered what good your simple actions, say walking, can do in the great scheme of things? Can you imagine a simple person taking on the huge problem of World Hunger and poverty? When you put together a group of simple people, great things can happen.
We want to do something about hunger and poverty, and our local CROP WALK is one way to help. The Christian gospel calls followers to love their neighbors as they love themselves -- to be good neighbors to one another. And Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” One way for us here in the Hammonton area to show love for our neighbors and model positive change in the world -- changes vital to the health and well being of families in need both here and around the world -- is to CROP WALK.
On October 15 at 2 o’ clock in the afternoon, the Hammonton CROP WALK will raise funds to change the world in real and measurable ways: Digging wells to bring clean water to villages; providing seeds, tools, and simple irrigation techniques; helping families and communities rebuild from disasters like the tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan, and the Gulf Coast hurricanes.
CROP WALK funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service – working in some 80 countries to help those in need help themselves through refugee assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy, and disaster relief. And, it’s important to note that 25 percent of what we raise will help local food pantries in their important work here in the Hammonton area.
So please mark your calendars and come CROP WALK with us! Together – with your family, group, or congregation -- we can walk to change the world, one step at a time. If you cannot walk with us you can still be part of our project by sponsoring a walker.
For more information or to register, please contact Pastor Ken Albert at 609-561-6019, or visit www.cropwalk.org.
Thank you on behalf of the needy and the Hammonton Ministerium.