Humanitarian Efforts –

We seek to secure food, clothing, shelter, education, freedom, and better health for all people of
this  world.  But we are not limited to that.  There  are no limits for Disciples of Christ to share the
love of Christ.  No limits to where we will go and what we will do to help our brothers and sisters in
time of need.  Our Lord said,
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and
you  gave  me  something  to  drink,  I  was  a  stranger  and  you invited me in, I needed clothes and
your clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…I tell
you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

                         We seek to feed the body and the soul - for  the  Lord  charged us, “If  you
                         love  Me… Feed My  Sheep.”   
This  we  shall  do,  for  “We  can  do  all  things
                         through  Christ which  strengthens  us.”
  We  will  do it with food and with the
                         Word of God, for
“Man does not live on bread alone, but  on  every  word that
                         comes from the mouth of God.”
– Mt. 4:4 (NIV)

Our goal is to help alleviate human suffering and minister to the poorest of the poor,  by sharing
the love of Christ.  

And in the words of Mother Teresa –

“Whoever the poorest of the poor are, they are Christ for us – Christ under the guise of human suffering. “

“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.  It has
happened because neither your,  nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.  We have refused to be
instruments  of  love  in  the hands of God to give the poor a piece of bread,  to offer them a dress with which to
ward off the cold.  It has happened because we did not recognize Christ when,  once more, he appeared under the
guise of pain, identified with a man numb from the cold dying of hunger,  when he came in a lonely human being in a
lost child in search of a home.”

“Jesus comes to meet us.  To welcome him,  let us go to meet him.  He comes to us in the hungry,  the naked, the
lonely,  the alcoholic,  the drug addict,  the prostitute,  the street beggars.   He  may  come to you or me in a
father who is alone,  in a mother,   in a brother,  or in a sister.   If we reject them,  if  we  do not go out to meet
them, we reject Jesus himself.”

We are called to make a difference, to reach out and help others.  There are no borders with human
suffering  and  we  are called to  go into all the world,  carry our cross and reach the lost.    We are
commanded to -
Human suffering knows no limits, so we will go forth into all the world sharing -
Love Without Borders

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, body, spirit, soul,
and strength…and Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Jesus said:  
Whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers of mine,you did for me.”

This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ, laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay
down our lives for our brothers.  If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?”  - I Jn. 3:16-17

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth.  –I Jn. 3:18