Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Kevin Durant, a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder just won the NBA’s MVP award. This award put him in elite company. A high basketball player has about a 1 in 11,300 chance of making an NBA squad. The chances of a high school basketball player growing up to be the NBA’s MVP is even more of a longshot: 1 in 8 million.
In an emotional speech, Durant thanked his mother for all she did to help him succeed in life. That included among other things, going without food on occasion so that he and his siblings would have enough to eat. That story is far too common. The odds of a child being food insecure right here in the United States: 1 in 5. Globally the number is closer to 1 in 4.
No mom should have to go hungry so her children have enough to eat. One way to make sure that happens in fewer households here in the U.S. and around the globe is to give generously to the Texas Baptist #LoveMomEndHunger campaign. 100% of the money given to this offering gets distributed to hunger alleviating ministries around the globe.
I hope you will give generously this year. The lives of children and their mothers will be changed for the better if you do.
Learn more and give at http://hungeroffering.texasbaptists.org/
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat – Matthew 25:35