Helping the Hungry at Lent


At Southwestern this year, we’ve had a focus on the topic of Hunger.  We’ve had service projects, educational opportunities, and even a class dedicated to thinking about the causes of and springing to action in addressing the issue of hunger.  This year during Lent, we have distributed some devotion books from the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA), an organization dedicated to:  “Food for the body, God’s word for the spirit, community of love for the heart, and opportunity for those who desire action.” 

Society of St. Andrew has produced a devotional booklet and issued a challenge:  read the devotion and scripture daily, and make a gift to help provide food for the hungry here in America.  If we were to give $1/day during Lent ($40 total), we could provide the costs to cover 2000.  Yes, that’s TWO THOUSAND!  Jesus fed 5,000…I want to see how many thousand we can feed from donations collected by Southwestern College.

Would you consider reading the devotion and praying through this book this season?  And would you consider if you would make a financial donation to the ministry of SoSA?  We’ll take up a collection on March 27 and see how many people we can feed.

If you’re on campus, you can get a devotional booklet from Ashlee Alley’s office (Mossman 116).  If you would like to follow along but you’re not on campus, you can learn more about SoSA’s Lenten opportunities here:


About ashleealleycrawford

I am the Clergy Recruitment and Development Coordinator for the Great Plains United Methodist Church. I particularly enjoy helping people see what God is calling them to do and knowing how to respond to that. I'm an ordained deacon in the UMC. When I'm not deacon-ing, I run, or read, or spend time with family or friends.
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