Although the numbers of deaths have decreased, a child should never die from hunger. Every life is important, and because every life is important, World Vision “gives priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery.” We should all make helping people a priority as well.
Not only does World Vision provide food and clean water, but they also address the root causes of poverty, injustice, and hunger: education. Education results in prosperity. Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” To defeat poverty and hunger, World Vision has taught both mothers and children about nutrition and various other life skills such as gardening and animal husbandry. Imagine the joy on a child’s face to know someone else in the world cares enough about them to provide food, water, and a future.
World hunger may always exist, but that assumption should be irrelevant to my argument. As I said, every life is important. If World Vision has no money, how do they help the poor and hungry? If no one helps, how will the poor have a future?
I understand some of you may have not considered the issue before, but now you have the opportunity to address the problem. Consider joining the fight against hunger. There are several ways to help. On Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., the youth group will have a bake sale at Metro Grocery where all the funds raised will be going directly to World Vision. If you cannot attend, you may also give by taking your donation to First Baptist Church or giving online at our youth group’s giving page: http://30hf.worldvision.org/goto/fbcmwtx. Even if you cannot donate, you can still pray, learn, and raise awareness. But whatever you do, be anything but apathetic.
FBC Youth Member