40 Hour Famine family experience





It all began with my 11 year old trawling around on the Internet a couple of weeks ago.  He stumbled onto the 40 hour famine website and immediately said "I want to do that!"  I said, "Sure," (I was in the middle of something) "I'll have a look at it later, but I don't reckon that you will be able to fast for the 40 hours at your age, but there might be other things you can do."  
He has a great memory (much better than mine) and has stuck at it from then until, well, the other day when I finally got around to doing it.  In the meantime, he has drummed up support from his 2 brothers who have been concocting ideas of what they may give up, and they have been talking to their teachers.  Our youngest (8 year old) even had a practise day at school of not using any furniture at school for the day.  Needless to say the teacher was impressed that he has the will power to do it.
So this August, our family are going to do the 40 hour famine together for the first time! We have sat down to work out what we are giving up:


Frank (11yrs old) is giving up:
reading
8 hours of food
use of furniture


John (10yrs old) is giving up:
reading
electronics
8 hours of food
use of furniture


Peter (8yrs old) is giving up:
furniture 
electronics
gameboys


Matt is giving up:
Furniture
phones & internet
8 hours of food


I will give up:
Food
furniture
phone & internet


We made a decision that the food that was going to be eaten by the members of the family that needed to eat would be basic, the essentials only, like what people who are in refugee camps may get, so it will be rice, oats and lentils.  


If you would like to donate to World Vision 40 hour famine to help fight Global Hunger and support us, the URL's are:


Frank 
John
Peter
Matt
Meg 


If you would like to join us in the fight, go to World Vision, 40 hour famine site and join up! It's not too late.

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