Trinity Lutheran teens go hungry for a cause
Close to a dozen teens from Trinity Lutheran Church will join the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills their daily lives.
Instead, they will do World Vision’s 30-hour Famine April 27-28 because they are “love hungry,” the theme for this year.
“We are doing this to raise money for children specifically around the horn of Africa,” said Holly Nelson, Trinity director of family ministries. “With the drought they’ve been having the rain is not going to help with the food supply.”
By going without food, the participants get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day.
During their fast, the participants will compete in interactive activities that show them how other people live.
“Some of them might be blind, some of them might be hungry,” Nelson said. “Each challenge they do, they have to do with that disability. It’s more of an eye-opening, team-building activity.”
The teens will also watch a film featuring two Ugandan orphans, and how poverty affects their lives.
They are starting fundraising now through April 28 with the knowledge that every $30 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. Trinity Lutheran teens are also going door-to-door April 28 collecting food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
Last year they raised $1,200 and collected 50 pounds of food. This year, they are wanting to double those numbers.
Participants will end their fast, and earn a spaghetti meal ticket by writing about and sharing their experience with the 30-hour Famine.
Funds raised by 30-hour Famine participants will go to feed children in the horn of Africa through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised also assist families in need in the United States. Since 1992, 30-hour Famine has raised close to $140 million. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.
To donate, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 782-8153 or go online to http://support.worldvision.org/goto/TrinityYouth2012.
For more information, visit http://www.30hourfamine.org.