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Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” - John 6:35 (NRSV)

In our small, rural county food pantries are sprouting up in many towns, supported by local churches. One church set an example of meeting the needs of children who qualify for the free school lunch program by sending them backpacks with ready-to-eat items to take home for the weekend.

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank you for helping us to provide nourishment to others. Amen.

Today's Reading
Psalms 111:1-10

Thought for the Day

When I serve others, God can multiply my efforts.

Prayer Focus

Children without enough to eat

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