Since the late 1970s folks in old Bethel and now in Providence Presbytery have reached into their pockets and contributed to our Dimes for Hunger Offering in a caring and generous manner. By the end of 2011 together we raised $1,345,603.62. That’s a lot of dimes!
That money has been used to support local feeding programs in the five counties of Providence Presbytery and to support self-help and development programs in Honduras and Guatemala in Central America and, more recently, in Malawi, Africa.
Beginning in 1985 travelers, both youth and adults, have gone to Central America to visit programs that we support, to stand together with our sisters and brothers who face more hardships than we, as affluent North Americans, can imagine. For over 20 years our travelers have provided simple medical care and training in clinics our travelers set up.
Through these trips we have made new friends, put a human face on our third-world neighbors, seen miracles occur, and learned that Christ is indeed alive and at work in all parts of God’s world.
“…if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted then your light will shine in the darkness.” Isaiah 58:10
Can YOU Give One Dime Per Meal for a Month ?
If you eat 3 meals a day, that comes to 93 meals in a 31-day month. Your $9.30 can make a huge impact in the life of a someone who has no idea what it would be like to have 3 meals in one day. There are no administrations costs removed for DFH funds so 100% of your donation goes to purchase food for someone in need.
Your dimes, when combined with those of the members of your church, and all the churches in Providence Presbytery, are indeed helping to make a difference in the lives of those who are hungry here at home and those who live in other parts of the world.
|1978 Dimes Offering||$32,707.95|
|2011 Dimes Offering||$42,972.32|
|2012 Dimes Offering||$ ???|