Wednesday, March 17, 2010

30 Hour Famine

The weekend of February 26-27 our students participated in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine. We raised funds leading up to the weekend and fasted for 30 hours without food to gain a small understanding of what hunger is. We began the weekend by going to the EP release concert for They Came Running. Later that night we had a time where we sit in a dark room with 50 candles lit and while a clock was ticking very loudly I blew out 1 candle every 7 seconds representing the fact that a child dies every 7 seconds from starvation. Saturday we started the day off with a quiet time. We then went grocery shopping to make 2 Buckets of Hope to send to Haiti. Then throughout the day we had other times of videos, a student shared a message, created a banner, etc. We ended the fast by taking communion and then feasting on some of the best chicken fingers and potato wedges we had ever eaten. The weekend was a draining and emotional process. I can only speak for myself but I know that personally I gained a greater appreciation of everything I have.

For our quiet time devotional we focused on how fasting is not only a spiritual discipline, but also an act of worship. This is a video we watched from Jason Gray talking about how our worship must have hand and feet and must be more than a song.

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