Thursday, November 04, 2010

'We Walk Because They Walk'

Dear Friends and Family:

I send you greetings from the beautiful city of Las Cruces, New Mexico! 
I am the Family Ministry Coordinator at Peace Lutheran Church and Director of Peace Village, NM.  

The purpose of this letter is to tell you that I am  working with a group of people to coordinate this year's CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk.

I write to you today to ask for your support, both financially and in prayer, for this upcoming walk.

Each year some 2 million CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and soles in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help end hunger and poverty around the world -- and in our own community.

And you can be part of it! This year will mark the 7th CROP Walk that I've participated in, and I walk each year for most of the same reason--because they walk. They being those who live in underdeveloped third world countries and suffer from food insecurity, clean water issues, and lack of affordable anything. 

CROP Walks are designed for us, as privileged people, to be able to walk with those who suffer, to get an inkling of what it's like for them to walk each day for food and water, and to join them in the journey toward a better life.

I'm beginning to learn that 'they' is also those our own communities who suffer from the same things--food insecurity, lack of access to clean water, and no place to call home. We're in a global hunger crisis, and I ask you to join me in helping to fight it.

Here are some details for the Las Cruces Walk

Sunday, November 14
Starting Time 2 p.m.
Veteran's Memorial Park
Distance: 4.5 miles
(Click here if you want to Participate or if you want to Sponsor Me)

Remember, 4.5 miles is not a long distance.  In fact, it represents a small step in helping those in our community understand what it is like to walk at least that far (usually farther) to get such basic necessities as food, water, medicine, and other help each and every day. 

Just so you know, our walk in Las Cruces is only one of  12 CROP Walks in New Mexico

Please join me on this journey, ending hunger one step at a time.

Becca (Winship) 

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