Friday, July 27, 2012

Responding to Emergency Food Crisis in West Africa

Erratic rainfall, meager harvests, and the lingering effects of an earlier food crisis in 2010–have combined to put more than 18 million people at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of West Africa. Statistics are hard to grasp on their own. Sometimes they are just numbers. But let's look at an example. The state of New York has 19.4 million residents. That's slightly more than the people at risk in the Sahel. But imagine if every man, woman and child in New York state was at risk of hunger. Now we see have a little more perspective.

Oxfam paints an even clearer picture with the infographic below, which has information about who is affected and where.
Click on image to enlarge

"Manmade difficulties in the surrounding region are also contributing to the problem," said Catholic Relief Services (CRS). "The violence in Nigeria and instability in Ivory Coast has restricted the migration of people who depend on seasonal work. Workers returned home from Ivory Coast and Libya due to political violence in 2011, ending a flow of remittances that has affected many families in the region."

While drier-than-normal conditions in the United States represent some threat to our food system (through higher prices), what we're facing is nothing compared with the drought in the Sahel.  Read more in CRS blog post Sahel Food Crisis: Finding the Poorest of the Poor in Niger

And even though  the crisis has an impact across generations, UNICEF warned back in February that an emergency response was needed to treat an estimated caseload of over 1 million children who will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2012.  The UN organization appears to have secured enough funding to ensure treatment for at least those childre.  And according to Doctors without Borders (also known by its French name of Medicins sans Frontiers, MSF), this is good news in the short term.  But the situation exposes a long-term problem in the region.

Said MSF pediatrician Susan Shepherd: "It’s both a failure and a success. The failure is that each year, countries within the Sahel will face recurrent, large-scale nutritional crises that are growing even worse in some countries. One million malnourished children—that’s an enormous figure. But the most important take away from this year is how all of the aid actors—governments, United Nations agencies, and NGOs—have managed the crisis. Because of this, the major success is that for the first time, one million malnourished children will be treated in the Sahel, and the vast majority of these one million children will recover."

Read full interview with Dr. Shepherd and  MSF nutrition specialist Stéphane Doyon

Some Responses

MSF runs 21 nutritional programs in the Sahel region, nine of which opened this year in response to acute needs in parts of Chad, Mali, Senegal and Mauritania. Three additional programs are planned to open in the coming weeks.  Of the 56,000 severely malnourished children treated by MSF in the Sahel between January and the end of June, more than 36,000 were treated in Niger. MSF teams are also working in northern Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania to assist people displaced by conflict in Mali. Support MSF in the Sahel and other regions
Oxfam has a plan that looks beyond emergency food and medical aid.  The organization aims to help 1.2 million people across seven countries with programs that include cash transfers and cash-for-work initiatives, veterinary care for the livestock on which many families depend, and access to clean water and sanitation. The organization is also  campaigning to change the root causes of this crisis. Find out how you can support there efforts.

Church World Service is helping to provide food and other emergency assistance to more than 83,000 people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal through Christian Aid. This includes targeted distribution of nutrition packs, with locally purchased food items, to  malnourished children and their mothers.  The organization  is also helping communities supply their own food through projects led by Christian Aid. These interventions provide farmers with seeds, tools and animal fodder, support community cash-for-work projects to control erosion, subsidize rice sales by local farmers and promote sustainable livestock management. Assessments are underway to identify the most vulnerable households in the targeted communities, such as those with malnourished children or people with disabilities, and to provide them with further food assistance or cash transfers.   Financial contributions to support CWS emergency response efforts around the world may be made online, sent to your denomination, or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.

These are just a few examples of how we can become involved.  We can help financially, and that is desperately needed.  Funds go toward emergency needs as well as development projects.  Here are just a handful of organizations that provide assistance: Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Lutheran World Relief, Episcopal Relief and Development,:Presbyterian Mission Agency.

But our actions are more effective when we remain aware.  We can have an impact on our country's policies for the region.  Two of the mini campaigns in Bread for the World's 2012 Offering of Letters would form a Circle of Protection around international food aid programs and poverty-focused foreign assistance.

And even though we don't know each person by name, we can hold them in our prayers. You can light a candle via CRS.or

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bread for my Neighbor

We are all in this economic downfall together, and we will never recover if we expect recovery to come completely on the backs of those Americans struggling the most.   -Sen. Jeff Bingaman     
   from e-newsletter posted on Oct. 5, 2011

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Tribute to Social Justice Advocate Sister Mary McNellis

We all have stories and anecdotes of how we first became involved in Bread for the World. For me, it was back in the early 1980s, and I was fairly new to Kansas City. I had just become involved with the social justice group for the Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, and I wanted to put most of my energies on one issue: hunger.

I met Mary McNellis, a Sister of Loretto, at one of the meetings of Catholics for Justice.  We talked about anti-hunger efforts in Kansas City, and she mentioned that she was part of the Bread for the World group in the Missouri Fifth District that met at Visitation Parish every month.  Even though I was somewhat aware of Bread for the World from my days in New Orleans, I hadn't fully embraced the organization. I will always remember Mary McNellis as the person who invited me to become fully involved in Bread for the World

Sister Mary McNellis, passed away on Monday, July 23, at the age of 102,

For as long as she could, Mary McNellis was involved in the work of justice, whether it was economic justice, nuclear disarmament or peacemaking.

And while Mary McNellis was passionate about social justice, my wife Karen (who joined as a lay member  of the Loretto community in Kansas City) remembers  her for joie de vivre.

Here's a note from a 2010 edition of tbe Loretto community newsletter Interchange.

"Sister Mary McNellis SL celebrated her 100th birthday on March 6,. 2010, with mass and two parties in Kansas City, Missouri. Mary wore green and a big smile."

Here is a nice card that the Loretto Community created in honor of Sister Mary McNellis.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Play About Dorothy Day Coming to Albuquerque

Casa de las Comunidades Catholic Worker House invites you to Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day, an acclaimed play about the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who spent 47 years caring for the poor and leading the Catholic Church to a more active concern for the needy in U.S. society. 

Hailed as "a moving, magnificent one-woman show," this dramatic portrait, featuring Still Point Founding Director Lisa Wagner-Carollo, follows Dorothy from her days as a 17 year-old Green-wich Village bohemian, through her middle years as a social activist and journalist to her later years as an elderly, wise leader.

Date: Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
Time: 2:00pm
St. Pius Fine Arts Building
5301 St. Josephs Dr NW
Call for Tickets:  505 265 2371
Ticket Price: $15

Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Social Justice & Respect Life

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Brot für die Welt and Bread for the World

There is a German faith-based organization called Brot für die Welt whose mission is to address hunger and poverty and seek justice.  Sound familiar?  

Yes, our two organizations have the same aims, but different approaches. While Bread for the World in the United States places a strong emphasis on legislative advocacy and education, Brot für die Welt primarily funds and supports projects and programs around the world run by local churches and partner organizations.

Another key difference is that Bread for the World in the U.S. has a stronger  grassroots emphasis in its home country. Still, there is a strong element of advocacy and empowerment in Brot für die Welt's mission. The German organization joins with local groups and partners to advocate for the rights of the poor.  In fact, it's motto is justice for the poor.

Because of the common name, our organizations sometimes get confused with each other, especially when Brot für die Welt wants to connect with English-speaking audiences and offers a translation of its name. The truth is that Brot für die Welt has been around almost two decades longer than Bread for the World. The German organization was created in 1959 by the regional Protestant and Free churches in Germany and their diaconal ministries. Organizationally, the German organization is part of Diakonisches Werk der EKD (the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany). Brot für die Welt is funded through private donations and church offerings.

So do our organizations connect? For the most part, we go about our work separately. But there has been at least one area of convergence. Brot für die Welt has provided a grant for the annual hunger report published by the Bread for the World Institute on at least one occasion.

I really like the way the German organization defines the word brot
The word “Bread” does not only refer to food. Martin Luther interpreted the request for daily bread“ in the Lord’s Prayer as a request for everything needed to keep body and soul together – like food, drink, clothes, shoes, housing, farms, land, cattle, money and property. Our “daily bread” stands for all the basic necessities of life which should be available to everyone in the world.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Join Bread Advocates in North Carolina for Prayer Vigil this Wednesday

Bread for the World advocates in  the north-central region of North Carolina (the Triad region) have are organizing a prayer vigil on Wednesday, July 25, from Noon until 1:00 p.m.

The vigil was organized to recognize short- and  long-term emergencies for poor and hungry people in the area. "In Guilford County recently, we have witnessed the harm inflicted on many local families when a software/computer problem caused a delay in receiving food stamp assistance," says Rev. Bob Herron, chair of the Bread leadership team in the area. "Local food pantries and food banks were inundated with requests and nearly ran out of food."

"We are gathering to give thanks to all those who have given food to help and to those government workers who are fixing the software and food stamp delivery problems," adds Rev. Herron. "We pray that people will continue to give emergency food, that the software/delivery problems will be solved, and most importantly that Congress does not cut this most important program which feeds our hungry citizens."

"Drastic cuts are being proposed in Congress for SNAP (food stamps) that would dramatically affect hungry men, women, and children," notes Rev. Herron. "If the cuts were to be replaced, each religious congregation in the United States would have to raise $50,000 per year over the next 10 years! Clearly, we must all work together, public and private, to care for the hungry among us." 

You don't have to be in north-central North Carolina on Wednesday, July 25, to join in the vigil. Wherever you are, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (which would be 11:00 a.m. Mountain time here in Albuquerque), please take a few minutes to add your voice and spirit  in prayer and meditation with the Bread advocates in the Triad region of North Carolina, the government workers who serve the needs of the people in the area, and the clients who receive the benefits.    

Click this link on Facebook to join the prayer vigil

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil and Justice for Farm Workers

There are many ways to act and spread the word about social justice. You can write a letter to the editor, visit your member of Congress or launch an education or boycott campaign.  Or  you can be more creative and use the visual and performing arts to present your message.

How about the culinary arts?  This is exactly what the International Justice Mission is doing with its Recipe for Change campaign.  Each week, the campaign will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.  Read What's in an Overfilled Tomato Bucket? 45 cents By Seth Wispelwey

You can sign up to get these recipes,, along with information and stories on slavery in Florida's tomato fields and ways you can take action this summer. You'll receive one email per week between July 4th and Labor Day.

The featured recipe for July 16 comes from Ali Ebright, a food blogger, worship leader and music teacher from Kansas City.  She shares a recipe for Pasta with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic & Parmesan  Click here to see recipe

Monday, July 16, 2012

Presentation: Former Adversaries Join Forces to Grow Fair-Trade Coffee in Nicaragua

Patrick Staib, Ph.D will present how former adversaries have organized into farmer cooperatives to access better markets and preserve ecosystems. The talk will take place on Monday, July 30, 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Dr. SE

Dr. Steib will use data and firsthand accounts to illustrate what organic farming and Fair Trade has done and could do to impact the troubling social, economic, and environmental scenario in present-day rural Nicaragua. This is a presentation is based on six years of ethnographic research in the former battlegrounds of the Contra War, Las Segovias de Nicaragua. 

The talk is free, but free-will donations will be accepted.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Documentary Takes You from Zimbabwean Village to Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

This the weekend for the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which means that many crafts from around the world will be on display at Museum Hill.  But it's more than just crafts, there are artistic performances, lectures and other events.  Click here for full schedule, including events before the actual market.

There is a story behind each of the crafts and the artisans, and New Mexico filmmaker Cristina McCandles has put together a great piece on the lives of Matron, Gogo and Sindiso, three  Zimbabwean village women,.  The documentary From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe  takes us along for the ride as the three women set off to sell their baskets at the world’s largest folk art market – held for 3 days in Santa Fe. 

Ms McCandless produced the film over the past four years with the participation of many of New Mexico’s most talented documentary filmmakers including Doug Crawford, Katie Cook, Jilann Spitzmiller, David Aubrey, Jennifer Lain Johnson, Dave Marquez and the Santa Fe Community College Film Department.

The film premiered as part of the events at this year's Santa Fe Folk Art Market and will shown a second time after the festival on Sunday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m. at The Screen, 1600 St Michael's Drive in Santa Fe.  The director/producer will be on hand for a question-and-answer session.  The premiere was sold out, and the second showing could also sell out. Buy tickets online.  Here is a trailer.

From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe - Trailer from cristina mccandless on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Mexico's Pam Roy Featured in White House Webinar on Local Foods

Our Tuesday, July 17, the White House will host a Webinar about local foods.  Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Jon Carson from the White House Office of Public Engagement will host the Web event featuring a discussion with six women around the country who are particularly knowledgeable about the issue, including our own Pam Roy.

As you know Pam is executive director of Farm to Table and director of the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council,which advocates the connection between local food systems, health, nutrition, hunger and stewardship.

The five other participants are Cory Carman of Carman Ranch in Oregon; Chris Kirby, coordinator of the Farm to School program in Oklahoma; Susan Noble of the Vernon Economic Development Association in Wisconsin, whose efforts converted an abandoned factory into a food business incubator; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who created the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative; and Valerie Segrest of the Muckelshoot Indian Tribe in Washington state, who is the Native Foods Educator at the Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension Department.

The Purpose of the Webinar
Here's what USDA says:
"It's about the businesses that bring food from farms to our tables, and efforts to connect consumers with producers like farm to school and agritourism. And it's about the sense of pride behind campaigns like Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Appalachian Grown, or Idaho Preferred that let consumers know their food dollar is flowing back into their local economy. Women play a prominent role in developing local and regional food systems that are creating jobs, pulling new people into agriculture, connecting communities, and improving health.

USDA will also unveil the 2.0 version of its Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass, an innovative digital guide and map that highlights USDA-supported local food projects around the country.

Participating in the Webinar
The Webinar, which is open to the public, will start at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time (11:00 A.M. Eastern Time), via the Google+ Hangout.

Watch on White House Live Feed (, or on the White House Google+ page

Engage: Ask questions and join the discussion on the White House Google+ Page, on Twitter using the hashtag #WHHangout, or on this Web form. Questions can be submitted ahead of time and during the event.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Sustainable Way to Feed Nine Billion People by 2050

The Santa Fe-based non-profit organization Quivira Coalition has planned a very interesting conference in Albuquerque this coming November.The conference-which will look at food production, sustainability, environmental protection and other related issues--has a very intriguing title: How to Feed Nine Billion People From the Ground Up:  Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics, and People  

Here is a description:
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, global human population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, which means food production will need to expand by 70% to keep up. Fulfilling this demand will place unprecedented pressure on ecosystems, including the planet’s grasslands, especially as competition grows for scarce natural resources.

How to meet this daunting challenge while ensuring the health of land, water, wildlife and people will be one of the great tasks of the 21st century.

In this conference, we will explore a variety of innovative practices that are already successfully intensifying food production while preserving, maintaining, and restoring the natural world. 

So if you're like me, you are already very intrigued about this broad and comprehensive approach to this issue.  Organizers have asked a group of experts to offer their perspectives, including keynote speaker Gus Speth, award winning author and former presidential advisor. Click here to see the full line-up of speakers, who will discuss each of the elements: plants, soil, organics, livestock, seeds, and water.
More About the Conference
The conference will go from Wednesday,Nov. 14, to Friday, Nov. 16, at the Embassy Suites Hotel near I-25 and Mountain Rd. in Albuquerque. You can go one, two or three days. Here is the fee structure.  And here is a partial schedule.  Check on the conference site for updates and more information.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'Real-Life Hunger Games' in Springfield, Missouri

On June30, Bread for the World advocates in Springfield, Missouri, organized an activity known as The Real-Life Hunger Games.  They created an event on Facebook to invite the local community to participate.

THE (REAL-LIFE) HUNGER GAMES, an event based on the popular books and movie, will be held Saturday, June 30th, 1:00-3:00 pm at Brentwood Library, 2214 S. Brentwood Blvd, Springfield, MO.

Faith-based discussion and activities (including Hunger Games character face-painting) will help children and parents discover how the "Hunger Games" themes relate to real-life hunger and poverty issues and will be appropriate for all ages. Parents and children are encouraged to attend together. No admission charge.

Bring at least two non-perishable food items per person (to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest) and earn a chance to win door prizes (a movie soundtrack CD or Hunger Games Trilogy Book Set).

Event is sponsored by Bread for the World of Springfield.

The event got some coverage in the local media.   Here is a short clip on YouTube.

If you want to know more of how the Springfield Bread members put this together, drop a note to Beth DeHaven.  

Feeding America Makes the Case for SNAP; Bread Urges You to Take Action on Social Media

Ross Fraser, Director of Media Relations at Feeding America, explains some key points about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps). He also urges everyone to help protect this program from impending cuts in the House Farm Bill.  For more information go to Feeding America's Hunger Action Center.

Take Action on Social Media
And if your member of Congress sits on the House Agriculture Committee, you can use social media to take action between now and Wednesday.  That is the day when the committee is due to vote on the farm bill.  

Here are excerpts from a post  by Bread for the World's western regional organizer Robin Stephenson in the Bread blog:

Public dialogue can create public pressure, and raising your voice is critical to avoiding cuts that will take food off the tables of families who most need it. We must encourage members that food assistance is not a political football. 

If your member of Congress is on the House Agriculture Committee, tag them in a tweet or message them on Facebook in the next several days leading up to Wednesday’s committee vote.

 (Note: We don't have anyone from New Mexico on this committee.  But there was a time when our state had some influence on agriculture legislation.  Former Rep. Joe Skeen, who represented the Second Congressional District, was once the chair of the all-important Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee)

Below are sample tweets and Facebook posts, as well as a chart of links to members' accounts.

Sample Tweets:
Dear @RepX, Cuts to SNAP & Food Aid in the #FarmBill  would increase poverty & hunger. Please do the right thing #BreadActs
Dear @RepX Please be a hunger champion & do the right thing.  Protect SNAP & food aid funding in #FarmBill #BreadActs
Sample Facebook:
I am counting on your continued leadership for people who are poor and hungry. Please oppose cuts to SNAP and food aid in the upcoming farm bill vote.
As a person of faith, I believe that budgets are moral documents and must not be balanced on the backs of the poor.  Please be a leader and oppose cuts to SNAP and Food Aid in the farm bill.

Monday, July 09, 2012

An Undefended Heart

JustFaith Ministries has a blog called Still In the Storm (SIS). It includes reflections, resources and reminders for engaging spirituality in times like these.  The blog was developed especially for anyone who has experienced JustFaith.  SIS comes in weekly installments.

Here is an excerpt from this week's post: 

Still Waiting, Still Watching, Still Turning

If you pray, pray for a crack
that can breach your self-protections,
dispelling all partialities and enchantments.
For there can be no "guarded" prayer.
Praying begs surrender,
and requires an undefended heart.
And then light can pour through,
till the moment bursts,
bathing you in bright sensations,
of songbird chants,
wet breezes on the skin,
and the freshness of the day.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Advocates in Action: Banner Shows Importance of Federal Nutrition Programs

There are many creative Bread advocates around the country, and I would like to highlight the work of two dedicated individuals. A couple of days ago I posted a piece about a series of bulletin inserts created by Cathy Brechtelsbauer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Today, I want to highlight the work of Carol Myers of Holland, Michigan. Carol is the creator and editor of St. Nicholas Center, which encourages people to replace Santa Claus with St. Nicholas in their Christian celebrations. She is also a member of Bread for the World's board of directors.

In consultation with board member Dave Miner, a Bread advocate in Indiana, and with the help of her graphics and web development desjgner at St. Nicholas, she produced the graphic on the left to illustrate the importance of government food-assistance programs.

The banner will be on display on Sunday, July 8, at this year's Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, at a table staffed by a group of Bread volunteers (led by Dave Miner).

I cropped and enlarged a couple of portions of the banner, so you can appreciate the full message.

Thursday, July 05, 2012


Photo courtesy of  Bhavana Nissima Upadhyaya
This is Muthulakshmi. She lives in a village 10 kilometers away. She visits her home once a week. On the rest of the days she sleeps on the porch of a nearby bank, freshens up and washes her clothes at a resthouse for 10 rupees a day, and eats at a common eatery with others like her. 

I saw her standing in the hot sun in the morning and in the late evening I still found her standing. But unlike me, she continued to look gorgeous even at the end of the day  : )    -Bhavana Nissima Upadhyaya

(The author is program director at SSF Global Foudation in Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. She is a former communications instructor in the Research Service Learning Program at the University of New Mexico)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Advocates in Action: Bulletin Inserts in South Dakota Link Scriptures to Support for Federal Nutrition Programs

There are many creative Bread advocates around the country, and I would like to highlight the work of two dedicated individuals.  In today's post, I would like to share a series of bulletin inserts created by Cathy Brechtelsbauer in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

"Picking up on the bread theme, this series is offered to familiarize the public with programs that are helping with food needs and that deserve our appreciation and support," Cathy notes in the introductory page.
While some of the data for the bulletin inserts is for South Dakota, Cathy points out that the information can be adapted for any state using USDA data

This is how Cathy introduces the bulletin inserts that she created.  She notes that these can also be used as newsletter items.
If you are looking ahead, you probably already noticed that from July 29 to August 26, each of the Gospel lectionary lessons mentions “bread.” We know that Jesus, the Bread of Life, desires all people to have abundant life in the full holistic sense. These bulletin inserts are designed to draw awareness to programs that help to offer bread and life for people’s physical needs. Please consider using them while you preach on bread this summer These inserts could also be used later, in the fall, if you think you would get better use of them then,
And here is the actual introductory page:

A Series on Bread
Introduction for church leaders:
Food Programs to Know & Appreciate

In 2012, July 29 through Aug 26 all have lectionary texts that mention
bread.  (Note: I added the links to the scripture verses from the New Revised Standard Version).

July 29, John 6:1-21 Feeding of 5000
Aug 5, John 6:24-35 People come looking for more bread - “I am bread of life”
Aug 12, John 6:35, 41-51 more on Bread of Life
Aug 19, John 6:51-58 The one who eats this bread will live forever
Aug 26, John 6:56-69 This is the bread that came down from heaven...

What is this?
Picking up on the bread theme, this series is offered to
familiarize the public with programs that are helping with
food needs and that deserve our appreciation and support.
What to do with them?
We hope you will use these half-page fliers for Sunday
bulletin inserts or in church newsletters. (If they are posted
online, a note in the bulletin could refer people to them.)
They are designed for this summer, July 29-Aug 26, but
could be used in the fall. If you wait too late, there is the
chance that Congress may have already cut these programs.
Programs that help people who are poor and hungry are
often maligned. We know this hurts. It puts both participants
and programs in a bad light, increasing stigma and
discouraging some people from getting the help they need,
especially the elderly. But we know that Jesus’ habit was to
lift up those who were put down by society. Perhaps by
appreciating these programs, we can help improve
perceptions, protect nutrition programs, and help people
who need food on the table.

Consider strengthening your advocacy for hungry people by
joining Bread for the World:
CC Brechtelsbauer for Bread for the World -SD,

Here are links to the rest of the bulletin inserts:

With this link, you can see that each one fits on a half-page.

With this link, each little flier is on its own page, which might be more useful if you are posting these online.