Recent Newsletter Highlights
Beckmann to Retire
David Beckmann has announced that he will retire as president of Bread for the World in June 2020.
"I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to lead Bread for the World and its members. The progress our country and the world have made against hunger has been an experience of our loving God's continuing presence in our world,"; Beckmann said.
During Lent and Holy Week, Christians reflect on the words and actions of Jesus in the closing weeks of His ministry. One of those events is recorded in Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, and John 12:1-8.
In those accounts Jesus remarked, "For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always" (John 12:8)
"The poor will never cease from the land; therefore, I command you, saying, 'You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.'" (Deuteronomy 15:11)