WORLD DAILY BREAD
Caring for Orphans and Widows in Affliction and Delivering Families in Distress
A SITE OF INSPIRATION FOR PROFESSIONALS DESIRING TO FOUND A WORTHY MISSION
This mission is the result of 40 years of utmost desiring and perseverance to be directly and actively involved in alleviating the suffering of the helpless people in every country, especially orphans and widows in distress. It was a vision and an undertaking that defied common logic and stretched the normal mind beyond the conceivable limits of the imagination.
In 2009, I finally found the opportunity to embark in a small way toward this vision. Preparations began for a website to publicize and promote the mission. After five years of fervent efforts and prayers, the preparation work was completed in October 2014, and the website launched soon after.
World Daily Bread has one ultimate vision: to provide daily physical bread to hungry orphans and supportless widows in every nation, to care for them, and to wipe their tears away as much as humanly possible. While the relief of orphans and widows is the primary purpose of this mission, World Daily Bread has the corollary mission to rescue every family and individual in distress of any kind.
It is a global vision, for this mission can never discriminate between the hunger pangs of an emaciated child in North Korea and the starving screams of an abandoned baby in Syria. It is not an impossible mission, first, because it is undertaken after fervent seeking of the guidance and help of the One with whom absolutely nothing is impossible, and second, because there is already enough food in the world to feed every hungry person on earth.
The United Nations asks and answers the most vital question on earth today: ‘Can the world Feed itself? The short answer is: “Yes”.’ un.org
The greatest tragedy on earth today is that children are starving to death, and adults are suffering acutely because the world’s leaders are not locking arms and doing enough together.
The UN elaborates:
‘The greatest scandal of our age is the fact that just under 1 billion people on the planet go to bed hungry every night. This is despite the fact that we produce more than enough to feed every single person in the world. The problem is not a shortage but rather that the undernourished who need food most cannot access it.’
What the United Nations has declared is echoed by other world bodies:
‘The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories per person per day.’ World Hunger Education Service – worldhunger.org
What the world produces today is not only sufficient to stave off starvation anywhere on earth, but suffices to provide all the nutrition for a healthy life.
‘There is enough food in the world today for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life.’ World Food Programme – wfp.org
This is the greatest tragedy on earth. As the United Nations admits, ‘It is the greatest scandal of our age’. Future history will record with astonishment that ours was probably the only era in history that produced enough food to provide every man and woman and child on earth all the food they need to live a healthy life, and ours was also the era in which the most number of people starved to death.
If you are in a position of influence in your work or community, there is much you can personally do to alleviate suffering in this world. At the end of your life, what indeed can give you greater sense of achievement than the realization that by your decisions you have helped deliver many orphans, many widows, and many other afflicted people from their suffering and hopelessness.
This website is set up to inspire you to the greatest decisions of your life on behalf of humanity worldwide.
ABOUT PAPPA JOSEPH
Joseph Cherian, who is called Pappa Joseph by many who have been counseled and encouraged by him, is a relationships counselor, author, motivational speaker, and the founder of World Daily Bread, a mission for the deliverance of orphans and widows in affliction and families in distress. He formerly served as a magazine editor in the Gulf. His messages are the fruit of nearly fifty years of fervently seeking the understanding of man’s ultimate destiny on earth. During those decades, an unseen Benevolence prepared him for his mission by allowing him to go through experiences so intense, and so peculiar, it is probable his life journey has few parallels in this generation: near-deaths, extreme profligacy, rejection of his traditional faith and attempts to suppress its proclamation, imprisonments, living as a fugitive, alcoholism, depression, near-suicide, and finally, his dramatic turnaround through an incredible epiphany. It is the extremely intense experiences in his life that have enabled him to more keenly perceive the causes and scope of human suffering, and to seek to alleviate it as much as he can.