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Resolution On Increased Awareness Of Hunger Needs

WHEREAS, One of the hallmarks of the ministry of Jesus Christ was His concern for and ministry to the needs of the poor and hungry (Matt. 14:14-21); and

WHEREAS, The Scriptures enjoin followers of Christ to imitate Him and demonstrate love of neighbor (Luke 10:29-37); and

WHEREAS, The needs of starving, chronically hungry, and undernourished adults and children continue to plague our world, especially in places like Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda; and

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have a history of commitment to providing hunger and relief ministry to persons in need; and

WHEREAS, Southern Baptist hunger and relief giving in 1993 was down nearly $1 million from the 1992 level of $8.9 million,

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16, 1994, urge Southern Baptists to redouble their efforts to become aware of global and domestic hunger and relief needs; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we recommit ourselves to local, domestic, and global ministry to the starving, chronically hungry, and undernourished; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we encourage the Christian Life Commission, Foreign Mission Board, Home Mission Board, Brotherhood Commission, and Woman’s Mission Union in their efforts to communicate with Southern Baptists with respect to the needs of the poor and hungry; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we encourage Southern Baptists to give regularly and systematically to Southern Baptist Convention hunger and relief ministry and that we engage in personal ministry to and prayer for the chronically hungry and undernourished persons through our local congregations.