Bishop Ward and Steve Hickle share great news from Rise Against Hunger and also about a Methodist and Wesleyan men’s movement to end hunger around the world.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
We United Methodists are deeply committed to pushing back hunger around the world, to providing food for people in need. Steve Hickle is one of our excellent leaders in this regard and is the point person for the men’s movement to engage around the world, all the Wesleyan and Methodist churches in providing food.
STEVE HICKLE: This month, Rise Against Hunger celebrates 100 million meals that United Methodists have packaged, by far and away, the most that any entity has packaged. So we are very proud of that. Last year alone, over 1 million lives were impacted. What began here in Raleigh with packaging is now in 25 U.S. locations, five other countries, and dozens of other countries have meal packaging so the movement is taking off.
BISHOP: What’s next?
HICKLE: I have another role with the World Methodist Council as the president of Wesleyan men and we are working to build a world Wesleyan movement to end hunger. If you are interested in that, you can look at FastPrayGive.org and you can even sign up today.
BISHOP: Let’s all fast, pray, and give, joining the Wesley men around the world, as together, we listen to the words of Jesus: You give them something to eat.