On Friday April 4th at 12:30pm a group of 7 youth and 3 leaders stopped eating. And they didn't touch another bite until celebrating communion at 6:30pm on Saturday April 5th. They were participating in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine to raise money for hungry kids all over the world. Why did they do this? In their own words, some of them wrote: "...to experience how it really felt to be starved and to raise money for World Vision"..."I want to raise money to help fight global hunger. I also want to be in the "shoes" of the people experiencing hunger on a daily basis."
How was their experience? Some of them wrote, "It is pretty hard at times. The hardest part was having no energy"..."it was painful to be so hungry"..."I learned now I take for granted the food I get every day"..."this made me realize the facilities and resources I use for granted"..."the hardest part was the last two hours..."
I'm so proud of this group - they raised close to $800! Thanks to everyone who donated so generously and for your prayer support. Many thanks to Stephanie Lam who planned the program, Jeff Lam who helped with the t-shirts and Meggy Lau who cooked the delicious food to break the fast!!