- Each day over 26,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable diseases such as malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea,
and acute respiratory infections. That is about 1 child every 3 seconds that dies and around 9.7 million children each year.
- More than 840 million people in the world don't get enough to eat. That is 1 in every 7 people on the planet.
- In the last 50 years, 400 million people worldwide have died from hunger and poor sanitation. That's three times the number of
people killed in all wars fought in the entire 20th century.
- Of the 6.6 billion people in the world today, 2.1 billion live on less than $2 per day.
We learn from Jesus in Matthew 25:31-40 that we are to take care of those who are less fortunate. We are called to be the hands of feet of Jesus and this is one way that we plan to do that.
I ask that you pray for our youth ministry and everyone involved in this 30 Hour Famine this weekend. My desire is that God will show up in a mighty way, and that we will never be the same.
If you would like more information about this you can go to www.30hourfamine.org