Spend Yourself® (Hunger Ministry)
Feeding bodies and souls in the name of Christ through long-term development
[The Lord says] "And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10
Haiti Hurricane Relief
Contributions for disaster relief may be given through Columbia. For Haiti relief, we will channel funds through World Vision International, since they are our partner in Haiti and very well established in that country. Make your checks payable to Columbia, noted "Haiti Relief".
About Spend Yourself®
Spend Yourself® World Hunger Fund
Contributed since 2008: $2,500,000+
Utilized in Hunger Relief Projects: $2,300,000+
Approximate Annual Spend Yourself® Commitments
Falls Church: Food Pantry and Gardens: $130,000
A Little History
In April 2008, Pastor Baucom and other leaders met to discuss God's leading to establish an All Columbia hunger relief ministry. In August, the first dollar to Columbia's Hunger Fund was donated (by a preschooler). During September, a diverse group of Columbians, led by Pastor for Missions Anne Tomas, immersed themselves in Bible study, prayer and worship, focusing on understanding the plight of those struggling with hunger. This group formed a recommendation to the church for a long-term, concerted effort to address both spiritual and physical hunger around the world. The group also chose Isaiah 58:10 as their theme scripture and the words “Spend Yourself®” as the name of the hunger relief ministry.
Spend Yourself® began as a church’s call to put faith into action. Today, it is movement of partnerships with other agencies, churches and individuals who are passionate about sharing God’s love for the world by sharing the gift that God so generously gave us: LIFE. Through community projects, education and prayer, this ministry’s goal is to provide and empower, while also sharing the Bread of Life, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Following the Acts 1:8 model, we chose specific locations to be our "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and uttermost parts of the earth":
Give to Columbia's Spend Yourself® World Hunger Fund
We give out of our abundance and blessings, and as an outpouring of the love the Father has placed within us. Turn your dollars into opportunities for hungry people in our world.
To donate, go to our Online Giving page, sign up for an account and designate the World Hunger Fund for your contribution. Or send a check, payable to Spend Yourself®, to:
Columbia Baptist Church
103 W Columbia Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
For more information, please contact Rachel Eckard at 703-534-5740, x288.