Church Partners with NAMB for “Buckets of Hope”
February 23, 2010
Even though the massive earthquake took place over a month ago in Haiti there is a still a great need for the most basic supplies such as food. Out of this need and our abundance we are partnering with the SBC Disaster Relief Team in their “Buckets of Hope” campaign.
What is “Buckets of Hope”?
The “Buckets of Hope” ministry is just one means by which Baptists can fulfill the mandate of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus. As we are reminded in Matthew 25:40, Jesus tells us, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.'” (KJV)
A “Bucket of Hope” consists of a plastic five-gallon bucket packed with selected foodstuffs. For approximately $30 anyone can purchase the materials and assemble a “Bucket of Hope.” The food contained in a single bucket will feed a Haitian family for a week. You are also requested to include a $10 cash contribution, placed in an envelope and attached to the lid of the bucket, to offset the cost of transporting the relief buckets to Haiti.
Buckets must be packed with a specific list of food items inside. Please follow the detailed instructions carefully. This will ensure that every bucket quickly passes through customs and into the hands of the Haitian people.
How You Get Involved
The church will be providing the buckets and we are asking church body to provide the materials to fill them. There are a couple ways for you to get involved. You can check with you small group and see what they are planning on doing and plug in with them or it could also be a great project for your family. Click here for detailed list of the bucket items.
We will be collecting the buckets on Sunday March 7th, so get busy and and have fun!