Last Friday 20 teenagers forever touched the lives of 8 children they’ve never even met! It all happened as part of a 30 Hour Famine with World Vision. After eating lunch at school on Friday they stopped eating and met at the church for a variety of activities.
They visited shut-ins, served coffee and donuts to shoppers at a local hardware store, shopped at a local grocery store with only a $1.25 each (what many in the world live on daily), they wrote letters to men and women serving in the military and played their fair share of group games. Then at 6:00 pm on Saturday they broke their fast with some food brought in by the parents.
They worked hard at getting people to sponsor them and even did a Mystery Meal to help raise money. All total, they raised nearly $2700 – enough to feed 8 children for a year! That’s amazing, but that’s not even the best part!
The kids took some time last Sunday during our worship service to share what they learned. They mentioned things like: not being so focused on material stuff, being grateful for what they had, how much they enjoyed working together as a group. Important stuff, but that’s not even the best part!
They also shared with us that they have decided as a group to sponsor a child in a third world country by continuing to collect aluminum cans and donating their own money. Very cool, but that’s not even the best part!
The best part of this whole experience is that these kids, these young men and women on the verge of adulthood, have learned the invaluable lesson that they can influence the world for good!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9