I just finished eating dinner. It was warm. It included aspects from various food groups. There were leftovers (which I’ll enjoy tomorrow for lunch too). I will go to bed content, in a warm bed.
Yet. every night, including tonight, more than a billion people will go to bed hungry. That’s 1 in 6 people on the planet.
Some people may say, “Well there’s nothing we can really do about it… there will always be hungry kids… people will continue dying from hunger. That’s just the way it is. ”
Well, those of us participating this weekend in the 30 Hour Famine say, they’re wrong and want to DO something to make a difference.
God’s Word tells us that he desires a world where “those who were hungry hunger no more” (1 Samuel 2:5). God also says that true worship is “to loose the chains of injustice,” “to set the oppressed free,” and “to share your food with the hungry” (Isaiah 58:6-7).
So that’s what we’re going to do this weekend. We’ll go without so others can eat, because it’s not OK to sit here while hunger kills another 8,000 kids today. It’s not OK to let apathy have the last word. Not when we can write a different story for the planet.
Please know that these posts are not to make you feel guilty, but rather we challenge you to get involved. Here are some ways to do just that:
- Pray for those of us participating in the famine that we would be challenged to make a difference and have the energy and strength to go without so other may have.
- Sponsor us this weekend financially. Every $30 we raise feeds and cares a kid for a month. That means for $360 a child will experience an entire year of not having to go to bed hungry.
- Check out WorldVision.com to see other ways you can impact lives all over the world.
Come back here tomorrow to hear more information about people who are hungry here in WNY and what the students will be doing to make a difference.