Will Starve for Food

30HFamine_Icon_reverseThose of you who normally read my site know that I do not often write about personal matters.  This site is primarily about discussing Christianity and how our Christian beliefs carry over into how we live our lives.

One of the things that I believe that we (as Christians) do far too poor a job of is caring for the less fortunate.  As a pastor, I am trying to instill a willingness and desire to change in this area in those I have an influence upon.

This year, I am leading students in my church in a 30-hour famine.  The famine is designed to raise awareness and financial assistance for those in poverty around the world (especially children).  Do you realize that 26,000 children die every day from preventable causes like hunger and lack of basic medical care?  We need to help.

In an effort to do our part, our group will stop eating on June 19th at 12:00 PM and not eat again until June 20th at 6:00 PM.  Through a partnership with World Vision, we hope to have individuals sponsor us in our famine by making donations to this cause.  Those donations will be used by World Vision for relief efforts around the globe.

Would you consider sponsoring us?  You can make a donation or learn more about World Vision and what they do at the link below.  Thank you.

http://www.30hourfamine.org/portal/onlinegiving/donate/103455103-001

If you have questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

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2 Responses to Will Starve for Food

  1. aaron says:

    Tim,

    Here is where i htink more Christians need to be like you! Ya’ done me proud here. Now living in the south, I see way too much of “condem gays and abortion” from the churches associated with the SBC. they act as if those are the only two issues. Both those issues affect such a small percent of the population, where helping each other can affect 100% of the population.

    What I do not hear is the work you are doing as written above. Have you read anything by Jim Wallis?

  2. Tim Farley says:

    Aaron:

    “What I do not hear is the work you are doing as written above. Have you read anything by Jim Wallis?”

    I am happy to hear that you like this initiative! You are right when you say that some churches tend to be more interested in condemning the actions of people rather than helping people. I hope the churches I am a part of will not fit this category.

    What do you mean when you say you do not hear the “work you are doing as written above?”

    I have not read anything by Wallis. Can you tell me about him and why you think I should?

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