This year I will be participating World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. The Youth Group from Laurel will be doing it February 22-23. As a youth worker, I’m not only going to be there to encourage the kids, but I will be fund raising and fasting with them. Did you know that every $1 you donate to World Vision goes to help feed a child for 1 day. As a group, we’ve got a goal to raise $1,000. I’m setting a personal goal of $1,000. I’ll carry my envelope in my Bible with me so if you want to give, you can just pull me aside. You can also give by going to the website and donate from there.
So what exactly is the 30 hour fast? Well as it sounds, we will be going 30 hours without eating any food. We’ll only be drinking water. Did you know that every day 29,000 children die because of hunger, disease, and poverty. Of those, 15,500 die as a result of malnutrition. Around the world, more than 850 million people are hungry – including over 300 million children. Besides donating money, another way you can participate is to pray for the LYF group as we do the 30 Hour Famine.