30 Hour Famine

Going Hungry Now, So Others Eat Later

By Katie White

Imagine not eating for 30 hours. Sound challenging? Some students didn’t think so. Local students, including six Faith Christian School students, participated in an event called the 30 Hour Famine. The 30 Hour Famine is a global event where students raise money to feed people around the world. Also, the participants go hungry for 30 hours in support of the mission. But how does the famine exactly work?

On Friday, February 21, the “faminers” ate lunch as their last meal. Arriving at 6:30 p.m. to local church Lafayette First Church of the Nazarene, students prepared for the 20+ remaining hours without food. The participants were divided into four tribes represented by red, black, navy, and white headbands. Tribes competed with each other during games where the students learned about the difficulties of daily lives of impoverished kids around the world. Between the games and juice breaks, there was fellowship, which included lessons and prayer stations.

At the end of the famine, members from the church who prayed for the teens joined in breaking the fast through communion.

Although tummies growled and attitudes became slightly grumpy, the students accomplished something amazing. Through all the hard work, over $8000 was raised. $30.00 feeds a child for a month, so imagine the impact of not eating for 30 hours has done! Students went hungry so others could eat later. What will you do?

Dawn Oliver
Dawn is an Administrative Assistant at Faith Christian School.