Apr 7, 2011

Someone Else's Reality

This past weekend the youth at our church got the chance to experience a little bit of what it's like to be hungry. They participated in 30 hour famine for World Vision. From 8am Saturday morning until noon Sunday, they didn't eat a thing. They spent the night at the church listening and learning about others in need and how they can help. They completed some service work and had fun as well.

(Part of the crew! Grace is in the middle. She had 2 friends that took part in the famine as guest. How awesome to have friends that would choose to go hungry with you for the weekend!)

Josh and I were privileged to spend some time Saturday with the youth and to lead one of the devotions.

On Sunday, after the 30 hours were up, the youth and the rest of the church got the chance to taste a World Vision meal. These meals are normally served to those receiving aide. The kids decided that while the food was not their favorite, if it was the only thing available they would enjoy it, regardless of taste. I was hoping to share some pics but left the house that day without the camera. The picture above was taken with my cell. *Cameras are great.... when you remember them!

The weekend was a wonderful experience for the youth. Their small group (only about 5 fundraising) raised over $3,000 for World Vision. That's enough to feed 100 children for an entire month!

I LOVE to see youth get inspired to help others!

Here are some hunger facts from World Vision:

  • Hunger kills a child every 10 seconds.

  • Everyday 8,000 children under 5 die from hunger.

  • More than 1 billion people go hungry everyday.

  • 1 in 6 will go hungry tonight.

  • 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day



1 comment:

Kim said...

That is so wonderful! Little world changers!