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NHCLC Partners with Micah Challenge to end extreme poverty

NHCLC Partners with Micah Challenge to end extreme poverty

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The following is a message from Micah Challenge to the NHCLC membership: Dear NHCLC, Thank you for helping us share these materials with churches in your network. I am attaching the materials in both English and Spanish. As I mentioned, the campaign encourages Christians to fast and pray that the next US president will "act fast" to end extreme poverty. We are encouraging people to sign up to fast for a meal or more between now and January 18. As part of their fast we are also asking them to pray and add their name to our letter to President-elect Obama. I am including the following info to help churches get their members involved in this effort:
  • A one-page background on the "what" and "why" of the campaign (English and Spanish)
  • A sign-up sheet to take down the names of people who pledge to fast, prayer, donate, or sign the petition to the future president (English and Spanish)
  • A 7-week prayer guide that can be used as a resource for fasting and prayer -- this can be used by individuals or groups (English Only)
  • A copy of our letter to Obama: "Micah's Challenge to the Future President" (Spanish)
While we are pleased for individuals to do this on their own, this is also something that could be easily incorporated into a weekly bible class or study group. Please encourage people to sign up, either with on the paper sheet attached or online, as this helps us keep in touch with people about our work and the impact of their efforts. Churches should mail the sign-up sheets or donations they collect to address on the sheet. (While the donations are not the focus of this program, people's sharing is what allows us to mobilize more and more people to take action against poverty). All this material is also available online: http://www.micahchallenge.us/take_action.shtml. Please do not hesitate to contact me about questions or further assistance. If people want to read more about Micah Challenge in Spanish, they can go to: http://desafiomiqueas.org/. It doesn't have info about Act FAST but it has background info on what Micah Challenge is about. Blessings, Brian, National Coordinator - Micah Challenge USA "And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8