Ah! The weekend is finally here… almost! Two days! More than 48 hours (for most people) to chill out and relax. So what will you do with your weekend? Wait… I’ll make it easier. Just consider one hour of your weekend. What could you do in just one hour?
- Take a nap.
- Read a book.
- Work on a house project.
- Watch part of a ball game or movie.
- Have coffee with a friend.
- Browse the web or log onto Facebook.
- Listen to a CD.
- Go shopping.
Now consider that in the course of that same hour 330 children will die from hunger somewhere in the world!
Every day, nearly 8,000 kids under age 5 die because of hunger-related causes. Some starve. Others get sick leaving their bodies too weak to fight. And almost all of these deaths are preventable.
If you’re like me it’s hard to fathom such numbers. I’ve never personally witnessed such suffering so it doesn’t seem quite real or possible. And yet it is very real, very possible and very tragic!
But we can make a difference!
Five weeks from today, on March 18th, a group of Jr and Sr High students are going to gather at the Hagerstown Congregational Christian Church to participate in a 30 Hour Famine. Last year they raised over $1500. This year their goal is $3000!
Here’s what you and I can do to help:
- Pray, that God would bless everyone involved!
- Save your change and donate!
- Tell others and invite them to join in!
Let’s enjoy our weekend. Let’s be grateful for all that we are blessed with, especially our food. And let’s do our part to help those less fortunate!
“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40
To Donate: Make checks payable to Hagerstown Congregational Christian Church and write FAMINE on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the church at 201 S. Washington St., Hagerstown, IN 47346 ~ and THANKS!