World Hunger 2015-2016
In honor of the 20th birthday of World Renew’s orange Peter Fish banks, this year’s theme is “Fish for Change” and is rooted in Luke 9:16-17a “Taking the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. They all ate and were satisfied.”
After preaching all day, Jesus commands his disciples to feed the 5,000 people who have gathered. Realizing that they only have five loaves of bread and two fish among them, the disciples feel daunted by the seemingly impossible task. But God uses their offering, multiplies it through His grace and the resulting miracle provides enough for everyone.
Today, we often feel like the disciples. God has tasked us with providing for the poor and needy in our world, yet the sheer scope of global hunger overwhelms us. We wonder what we as individuals or even church congregations can do that will make a lasting difference. Fortunately, we have God on our side.
When we give of what we have – our time, our prayers, our talents and our financial gifts – God is able to bless and multiply those efforts. The resulting miracle is one where not just the poor – but the whole world – is able to eat and be satisfied!
By participating in this year’s World Hunger campaign, you and your congregation will be reminded of this wonderful news and be challenged to continue sharing your blessings with others.
The campaign components include a devotional booklet, bulletin inserts, bulletin covers, posters, a complete Leader’s Guide, Peter Fish banks, and much more! Preview the resources below or order them free of charge.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact World Renew at 1-800-552-7972 (US) or 1-800-730-3490 (Canada).
As in other years, World Renew encourages you to use orange Peter Fish Banks as part of your campaign. If your church already has banks in storage, please re-use them. If you need additional banks or would like to order them for the first time, they are available free of charge.