30 Hour Famine

Hey guys!

During Friday and Saturday (12:00 p.m. Friday, to 6:00 p.m. Saturday) I participated in the 30 Hour Famine with my Youth Group here in Jackson, WY. What is the 30 Hour Famine (30HF)? It is where youth all around the US raise money and fast for 30 hours! The money that we raised will be sent to World Vision, which is an organization who feeds children in 3rd world countries and right here in the USA. But, why raising money to help feed children, and be ignorant of what they have to go through day after day? That is why we fast, so that we actually feel what the kids we are helping go through. Now, we didn't 'hard core' fast, that is fast on just water. We did have juice, which helped some. :) We started not eating at 12:00 in the afternoon on Friday, and ate dinner at church on Saturday around 6:15. (Actually we had a joke going around: The kids in the youth group who go to the Acadamy didn't get Lunch Break until 12:00, so they started at 12:15. The joke is, the Homeschoolers fasted for not only 30 hours, but 15 MORE minutes!! :D ha) At 7ish Friday night we all met up at church where we staid for 24 hours. All night we were playing Dodgeball (that one took more than 3 hours), and Romans and Christians, which is kind of like tag in the dark. We all got to bed around 3 in the morning, and I only got 3 hours of sleep... Most everyone else (three other youth and I were up earlier so we played Settlers of Catan) slept until 11:30 or 12:00!

It was a lot of fun, but only a very small taste of what kids in Africa and other places go through EVERY DAY.



Courtney Bither February 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

I'm doing the 30 Hour Famine this Friday and Saturday-it's one of my favorites. (And you never get very much sleep) =)


Ps- Not sure how I found your blog... must have done some clicking around.

Rachel February 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

What a great blessing your blog is. I found your blog through Courtney's. :)

I have never heard of 30 Hour Famine before. What a great idea, though, to pray for our dear brothers and sisters in Christ in other countries. I can not even begin to understand, if that is the right word, what they go through everyday...Do you do the 30 Hour Famine every weekend?

God bless.

In Him Alone,
Rachel M.

Nicholas February 24, 2009 at 8:08 PM  

Courtney: Have fun! Take my advice; don't excercise too much that night!!! :D

Rachel M: No, this was the first time I have done the Famine. I think our youth group tries to do it every year (I am not sure since I have only been here a few months :)) though.



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