Friday, May 29, 2009

30 Hour Famine

30 hour famine:

One of the things that I believe that we (as Christians) do far too poor a job of is caring for the less fortunate. My desire is to do more in this area myself, as well as to encourage a willingness and desire to serve in those teens I have an influence upon. This year, I will help lead students in my church in a 30-hour famine. The famine is designed to raise awareness and financial assistance for those in poverty around the world (especially children). Do you realize that 26,000 children die every day from preventable causes like hunger and lack of basic medical care? We need to help.

In an effort to do our part, our group will stop eating on June 19th at 12:00 PM and not eat again until June 20th at 6:00 PM. Through a partnership with World Vision, we hope to have individuals sponsor us in our famine by making donations to this cause. Those donations will be used by World Vision for relief efforts around the globe.

Would you consider sponsoring us? You can make a donation or learn more about World Vision and what they do here.
*Much of this post was copied from Tim's blog about the same topic, which can be read here.*

2 comments:

The Vrugginks said...

Our youth group did this too! I hope it has a big impact on your group! :)

Pam said...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about this!