Friday, March 2, 2012

30 Hour Famine 2012

So I am just now getting to post about our 30 Hour Famine that we were involved in at the end of January.  This is a weekend where as a group we fast from food for 30 hours to raise money for World Vision.  Through World Vision they are able to feed 1 child for only a $1 a day.  It is great to see all the work that this organization is doing.  Not only are they feeding the hungry and putting an end to hunger, but they are also teaching about the love of Jesus Christ!

It was a great weekend with the students as we looked at hunger and hunger related diseases that affects our world, and specifically in Bolivia, Zambia, Kenya, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.  We played the "Tribe" game that looked at each of these countries specifically and the challenges they face.  The students competed in teams and the coveted prize was to be first in line to eat at the end of the 30 hours.  I can not say enough about how proud of this group of students I am.  They always amaze me.  Our #1 rule is "No Complaining" and while they know it is our main rule, it was never a thought in their mind to complain.  I really saw how they were appreciative of all they have and are blessed with.  My favorite part of the weekend was right before we ended the fast with communion and had a time of discussion.  Several students shared how they had been influenced over the 30 hours and how God had spoken to them.  They talked about how blessed they are and how they thank God for all they have.

We were able to raise $1,198,80 which is enough to feed 3 children for an entire year!  That might not seem like a lot, but that is 3 less children that will die this year, and I am thankful that we had the opportunity to be a part of something that saves lives.  

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