Bethel University takes part in World Vision’s 30-hour famine
Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:02 am
Today and Friday, March 18 and 19, Bethel University students will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will take part in World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine.
During the 30-Hour Famine, participants will go without food and get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day. During the 30-hour period, students will devote time to prayer, to games, to devotions and to watching videos provided by World Vision about hunger.
In the weeks leading up to the actual famine, students have been raising money to feed hungry children, as well as collecting food for local food banks.
Funds raised by 30-Hour Famine participants will help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision.
A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision’s response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30-Hour Famine has raised close to $140 million, representing countless lives saved. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.
Bethel students will begin fasting on their own at noon on Friday, March 18 and will meet for check-in at 3:30 in the Marrs-Stockton Student Center. The famine will conclude on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a “break the fast” meal provided by McKenzie First Baptist Church.
Anyone wishing to make a donation toward this project should make checks payable to World Vision.
For more information about the 30-Hour Famine, contact Candace Salcido at 615-305-6735.