As promised I am going to show you more from the 40 Hour Famine 2013. My MOM has been doing this with her kids for almost 20 years. We partner with World Vision to help put an end to hunger. While World Vision does the 30 Hour Famine, MOM's kids have always wanted to do more, so they go without food for 40 hours. The last couple of years they have added no electronics for the 40 hours. During these 40 hours MOM and the kids do more than just not eat, they play games related to hunger, pray, do a service project, learn about hunger and all the effects it has on people (especially children) and all the other things hunger causes.
I joined them this year. I did get to eat, but I was helpful in motivating them and entertaining them. Those kids are great. They played a form of soccer that the kids in refugee camps play. I was real good at stealing the hand made ball from them. I got to eat some of the toast art they made. The girls put up my ears in a cool fur-do. (I went to MOM's office when they brought out the nail polish). I was their wake up alarm and gave them great advise on their service project (they scraped and sanded a lady's porch and windows that was in terrible need of repair. Some adults from our church were coming the next day to paint the whole thing). The kids divided up into Tribes that represented children from Ethiopia, The DRC, Our local area, and Columbia. Throughout the Famine the kids assumed the actual identity of a child in one of these areas. The kids raised lots of green papers that will help with all kinds of hunger issues as well as help to build wells so people can have access to clean accessible water. Plus they brought a lot of awareness about hunger.
I put together a video of just a little bit of what they did. Enjoy.
Like MOM's old Famine CD says, "One loving heart can end the suffering." So true, so true. It just take one loving heart to make a beautiful difference. And you know what that leads to? MORE loving hearts joining in. Not much is more beautiful than all those hearts coming together.