“Preparing the Way” is an Advent devotions and giving program to help us keep focused on Jesus’ coming while we provide a meaningful gift to feed hungry children and adults here in the United States.

In Mathew 3:3, John the Baptist calls for all to prepare the way: For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight” (ESV).

Through daily devotions, Scripture and prayers, this Advent devotions program will nourish your spirit while providing an opportunity to feed the hungry.

For each day in Advent, this booklet provides a:

  • Suggested scripture reading
  • Reflection prepared especially to help you prepare yourself for the coming of the Christ child
  • Prayer to help you move into each day more prepared to receive God’s grace, and to share God’s grace with others.

During the season of Advent, the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) devotional booklet asks participants to prayerfully reflect on the scriptures and devotions and also to join in the ministry of feeding America’s hungry by making a financial donation. Last year, donations made through SoSA’s Advent devotional program provided more than 1.2 million servings of food to the hungry.

All materials for this Advent devotional program are free from the Society of St. Andrew. For a church sample kit or a personal packet, order online at www.endhunger.org/advent.htm, by phone at 800-333-4597 or by e-mail at church@endhunger.org.

The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues about 25 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste for various marketing reasons. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.

More information about the Society of St. Andrew and its hunger-relief programs – Gleaning Network, Potato & Produce Project, Harvest of Hope and Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative – is available by e-mail at sosainfo@endhunger.org or at www.endhunger.org.