As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many regions of the world are facing severe interruptions in food supply chains and consequent food depletion. Before COVID, 690 million people around the globe faced food insecurity, and there's an anticipated 82% increase because of the pandemic. As is the case in any crisis, the poorest are the most impacted and least equipped to survive these challenges. Many no longer have the means to access food.
Troy UMC supports Josh and Lisa Inman, workers with Global Hope Network International (GHNI) in Thailand. In some villages they serve, upwards of 20% of households have lost their income due to lock-downs and quarantine. Through their Harvest of Hope initiative, GHNI is raising funds to respond to this crisis with immediate food aid, as well as gardening training for residents in order to create long-term improvements to food production in these villages. Two thousand dollars supplies these resources to a single village.
Every December, Troy UMC engages in radical generosity to extend the love of Christ to the most vulnerable. This year, 16% of our December offering (up 1% from last year) will go to support the Harvest of Hope initiative. Join us in impacting the world for Christ!