The Youth of Trinity Presbyterian Church are once again participating in the 30 Hour Famine sponsored by World Vision.
Around 60 TPC students between the ages of 12 and 18 year old will fast, learn and have fun together to raise funds to fight global hunger. Visit our 30 Hr. Famine fundraising page to help us reach our goal. You too can help take a bite out of hunger.
What is the 30 Hour Famine?
The 30 Hour Famine is a fund-raising project of World Vision, the largest global distribution partner of the United Nations’ World Food Program. It is available to youth groups who wish to jointly take a stand against global hunger. Students get up close and personal with hunger by going 30 hours without food, spending time with each other, raising funds, and participating in activities to make this a fun, educational, and life-changing experience. Students learn about hunger and fundraise to help feed and care for children living in poverty. It’s an unforgettable experience that rocks their world and collectively makes an incredible difference around the globe!
The Famine helps me realize that there is something I can do to help, even as a teenager. – Zoe B.
This year marks the 26th anniversary of The 30 Hour Famine. You can find more information on The 30 Hour Famine and the amazing journey of the last 25 years, here: www.30hourfamine.org. In those 25 years, youth across the globe have helped substantially reduce world hunger averages, thus proving that you are never too young to change the world.
You can view some of our Youth at Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney in this video produced by World Vision.
Why do we do the 30 Hour Famine?
The 30 Hour Famine is a great way for our youth to practice Risk Taking Mission and Service, one of our five core spiritual practices at TPC. By doing the Famine not only are our kids standing together to help the hungry in Jesus’ name, they are learning about the root causes of poverty, and they are experiencing the surprising power and joy of working together to make a difference in the world. An ancient spiritual discipline, fasting helps us break free from the clutter of the world and focus on what matters to God. In the Bible, people fasted for a variety of reasons: some did it as an act of worship (Acts 13:2), some to get right with God (Nehemiah 9:1), and some to discern the Lord’s will (2 Chronicles 20:3). Fasting as a part of the 30 Hour Famine helps students identify with the hungry children they’re helping and learn about hunger in an experiential way.
The Famine is an excellent way to put things in perspective. It’s a reality check, in a sense. – Trey S.
How can you support the 30 Hr. Famine?
You can help fight global hunger by keeping us in your prayers as we journey toward a better understanding of world hunger and its effects on children across the globe. You may donate online on TPC’s fundraising World Vision webpage (see Donate button below) and join us in fighting global hunger. Through your gifts of prayer and money, our Youth group at TPC will grow closer to God and closer to a more just and compassionate world.
Together we can take a bite out of global hunger. Will you support us?