Jesus put compassion into action every day he lived.
There is one thing that will never fail us: compassion.
Acts of compassion both big and small give rise to peace. We can’t wave a magic wand and bring about world peace, but with every act of compassion we harness the power of love, the same love Jesus lived and died for and that he promised would move mountains.
Over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep the globe, life has become harder for millions of families.
- 148,000,000 more people are having trouble putting food on the table than in 2019.
- Last year more than 80,000,000 people around the world were forced to flee their homes because of rising violence and conflict; half of them were children.
- In the last two years, visits to Canadian food banks have climbed 20 percent, with the cost of food predicted to rise 5‒7 percent this year.
When people don’t have what they need to survive, conflict is inevitable.
That’s why your generosity matters so much.
The food security initiatives, refugee support work, educational programs, as well as emergency and advocacy efforts your gifts through Mission & Service support aren’t just about food, safety, education, and human rights. They are ultimately about peace. And in a world where division tears the fabric that binds us together, that’s everything.
Jesus put compassion into action every day he lived. He brought hope into every room he walked into. He was literally the calm in the storm. He stretched out his arms in the ultimate sacrifice of love, and the world was never the same. The Easter story is a testament to our ability to make a powerful, positive difference.
Every act of compassion gives rise to peace. Thank you for your generosity through Mission & Service. Your gifts truly do help move mountains.
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