GRAPEVINE Churches sharing the gospel through hunger relief ministries may qualify for grant funds provided through Global Hunger Relief, a partner of the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board.
GHR (formerly the World Hunger Fund) is a Southern Baptist initiative to combat hunger in North America and around the world by addressing a variety of needs.
“Currently we have multiple grants available for distribution to SBTC churches/ministries that meet requirements set forth by GHR,” SBTC Missions Director Doug Hixson said.
To qualify for funds, churches must show how they are sharing the gospel through a hunger relief ministry by providing data on the number of evangelistic encounters, professions of faith and baptisms that have occurred through the ministry. Other data needed includes the total number of volunteers supporting the hunger relief ministry as well as the number of volunteers trained in evangelism.
According to the GHR website, globalhungerrelief.com, “GHR-funded projects meet crisis hunger needs in famine or disaster relief situations, but also catalyze long-term change in conditions of human suffering and extreme poverty that cause chronic hunger. Such projects may involve job training and vocational education, livestock and seeds, farm improvement, clean water, home reconstruction, medical care and hygiene education,” among other needs.
Since administrative costs are covered through the Cooperative Program, 100 percent of gifts given to GHR are devoted directly to meeting hunger needs.
For more information, or to apply for grant funds, contact Anna Whitson, SBTC missions ministry assistant, at 817-552-2500.