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Resolution On Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund

WHEREAS, Hunger ministry opens countless doors for sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ; and

WHEREAS, Southern Baptists sponsor over 200 hunger ministries worldwide; and

WHEREAS, Though hunger ministries are promoted through Cooperative Program funds through the state conventions; they do not receive direct Cooperative Program support; and

WHEREAS, Southern Baptist hunger ministries are dependent upon the Southern Baptist world hunger fund for support; and

WHEREAS, Gifts to the Southern Baptist world hunger fund support hunger ministry, both foreign and domestic; and

WHEREAS, Consistent giving for the poor is part of the believer’s lifestyle as demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ; and through the Old Testament record; and

WHEREAS, we are seeking spiritual awakening which must include the demonstrated lifestyle of Christ by the believer;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Dallas, Texas, June 17﷓19,1997, encourage all church leaders to educate congregations about world hunger and lead churches to support World Hunger Day, October 12, 1997; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we encourage all Southern Baptist churches to actively promote and support the Southern Baptist world hunger fund through innovative means resulting in gifts given regularly and systematically throughout the year; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That the appropriate agencies and auxiliaries of the Southern Baptist Convention be encouraged to continue working aggressively to raise awareness of the hunger issue, and promote support for the Southern Baptist world hunger fund.