18 June 2021
This Sunday we welcome John Mansfield from Baptist World Aid. Baptist World Aid is a Christian aid and development organisation, partnering with Australian Christians. In the ‘Who we are’ section of their website, BWA make this statement:
“How can we best affect change? It’s a question we often ask ourselves at Baptist World Aid. We have two answers. Firstly, we need to let the life of Jesus flow out into all that we do. Jesus walked alongside the marginalised, the vulnerable and the poor. Acting that out is an essential part of our mission.
Secondly, we need to empower people so they can move from hopelessness to hope.
We can do those best by working together.
Right now, poverty is increasing for the first time in more than 30 years. The immense efforts that moved millions out of poverty are buckling under the weight of COVID-19. Many are predicting that we will soon be in the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. We have a huge task ahead of us if we are to meet the first Sustainable Development goal, to ‘end poverty in all its forms everywhere’.
But we can do it. We can affect change. We can show Jesus’ love. We can give people hope. We can end poverty . . . together.”1
How does God want you to be part of this change?
1Who we are, undated, Baptist World Aid, https://baptistworldaid.org.au/our-story/who-we-are/ accessed 18 June 2021 Featured image: Pomilla in face mask, from Matching Grant Appeal Church Resource Pack