Did you know that a child dies every 10 seconds from hunger-related causes?!?
This weekend, some youth in WNY are doing something to help change that!
Starting after lunch on Friday the participating youth, from First Trinity and other area churches, will begin fasting for a cause. Saturday night when our fast ends, the youth will have experienced what it’s like to go without food for 30 hours. This is an event through World Vision called the 30 Hour Famine during which students will also learn about hunger around the world and our area and have changes to help in tangible ways. Each day this week I will be posting a little more about the event and how what the students are doing to impact the world. Check back each day to learn more and maybe find ways to get involved yourself!
Some more details about the fact above:
“Every day, hunger kills nearly 8,000 kids under the age of 5. Some die of starvation, others from illness brough on (or made worse) by lack of nutrition. Hunger weakens a child’s small body, making him or her more vulnerable to disease. And hunger is just one of many dangers facing kids. More than 24,000 die every day from these causes put together: hunger, poverty, and disease. But here’s the biggest tragedy of all: the vast majority of these deaths are abosolutely, 100% preventable.” (taken from 30 Hour Famine Leader’s Guide)
What you can do to help?
- Sponsor one of the youth this weekend as they fast for 30 Hours. All donations will go to World Vision to help people around the world have food and clean water. This year’s money raised at our Famine will all go straight to Haiti. Contact me for more information about how to do this.
- Pray for the Famine participants as they prepare to experience, on a VERY small scale, the hunger many people experience every day.
- Pray that God would bless the funds raised to help as many people as possible not only get clean water and food, but come to know Jesus… the Living Water and Bread of Life.
- Check back everyday this week to learn more about hunger around the world and in Western New York.