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SHN International Summit update

After just completing the first day of the 4 day international summit of Stop Hunger Now affiliates all I can say is I am too humbled for words. The commitment, the dedication, the passion, and the resourcefulness of our international folks has just blown me away. Stop Hunger Now is demonstrating that the global movement to end hunger is not only a reality, but it’s growing.

From the first SHN affiliate in South Africa to our newest in Peru, every director has shared their stories, and all of us here have been inspired, challenged and moved to tears hearing the struggles and successes that make up the work of ending hunger around the world. There are a lot of commonalities in the stories, and it has been a time rich in learning and sharing.

This afternoon we took time to relax a little and take it easy as we are all somewhat jet-lagged. We visited the Royal Selangor Petwer Factory, the Batu Caves , a Hindu Temple, and then had dinner at Malaysian Cultural Theater.

Tomorrow we will begin with a breakfast presentation on monitoring and assessment, then tour several distribution centers where Stop Hunger now meals are used to feed hungry children. We will end the day with a dinner in my honor.

It will be another full day, but one rich in learning and full of joyful celebration and fellowship. Tomorrow, I will try to share in more detail.

a prayer for the hungry hungry

A Prayer for the Hungry

O God, we pray now for the hungry— not the spiritually

hungry

not the emotionally hungry

not the psychologically hungry

(though they surely need our prayers)—

we pray now simply for the hungry hungry.

We know in the realm that Jesus showed us no one

goes hungry,

no one lacks daily bread.

In Your Realm,

those with food remember the hungry,

those with food share their food with the hungry,

those with food work on behalf of the hungry,

those with food weep for the hungry,

even if it makes them feel guilty.

God, we are grateful you never forget about the

hungry—

that you long for the hungry to be fed.

God, we are grateful you never forget about those who

aren’t hungry—

that you long for them to feed the hungry.

God, the hungry and unhungry stand as one before you;

loved with the same love,

both in need of you and each other.

God of the Hungry, so many are hungry.

Rescue your hungry children,

fill their stomachs with food

and their hearts with gladness,

so that they, too, might experience the luxury of dealing

only with their spiritual hunger,

their emotional hunger,

their psychological hunger.

Send your Spirit to the hungry hungry,

and to the unhungry,

until all feast with Jesus in the new age.

In the name of Jesus and the hungry hungry we pray.

a prayer by Steve Hammond