Today (Tuesday, Nov. 23), Bread for the World staff gathered for its annual Thanksgiving lunch and gave thanks.
In an e-mail to Bread members and others who had signed up for e-mail alerts, David Beckmann and the staff offered thanks for all our efforts. (That's a great picture, isn't it?).
We at Bread New Mexico want to express my gratitude for the very dedicated staff, not only in Washington but in each of the field offices. We want to especially single out the Western Region staff: Matt Newell-Ching, Robin Stephenson, and Jessie Bullock.
And we are also grateful for all the committed and dedicated Bread for the World members in New Mexico who have participated in any way in helping us build a very effective group here in the Land of Enchantment. Many of you (and you know who you are), have organized Offerings of Letters, helped with our OL workshops, ecumenical services, conferences, etc...
For all of you, we give Thanks to God. And we share David Beckmann's words:
This Thanksgiving, as you celebrate the bounty of God’s creation, I encourage you to also remember that many of our fellow Americans are struggling with job losses and economic uncertainty. And remember our neighbors near and far – in countries like Haiti and Liberia – who face the daily challenge of feeding their families.
I hope you will join me in praying for all those who are hungry. As we pray, let’s rededicate ourselves to working together to bring about change.
Thank you again for all you are doing to create hope and opportunity for hungry people.
May you experience a fresh sense of God’s mercy and abundance this Thanksgiving.