Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional - Flipbook - Page 14
By Dulce Gamboa
read for the World is honored to present “Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the
Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional.”
This devotional celebrates the hope, faith, and resilience of Latino communities, while also
lamenting the evil of inequitable policies that, to this day, continue to oppress our people leading to
hunger and poverty in the United States and south of the U.S.-Mexico border—even further exacerbated
by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This devotional, written by and for Christian Latinos/as, seeks to inspire and empower individuals and
churches to address the structural causes and negative consequences of hunger and poverty through faith
As we confront an uncertain future, our faith grounds us in God’s love for all people, ourselves, our
family, and our community. This bilingual Latino devotional invites you to reflect biblically on the
interconnectedness of hunger, malnutrition, and climate change, issues that negatively impact Latino
communities in the United States and drive migration abroad.
Our devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to
demand justice so all can put food on the table.
With the power and direction of the Holy Spirit, we know we can end hunger and poverty—systemic
issues that are central to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. We are committed to building a movement
grounded in spiritual power so that we might be guided to the other side of this health crisis stronger and
ready to rebuild our society in line with God’s vision of thriving and flourishing for all people.
To that end, we invite you to use these five devotional entries with your community of faith to reflect,
pray, and act. Rooted in Christ, we can actively work against poverty by advocating for public policies
that foster racial equity, shared prosperity, and opportunity for all.
Thank you for all you are doing to end hunger and poverty in our time.
Dulce Gamboa is senior Catholic Latino associate at Bread for the World.