Monday, May 04, 2009
the results are in!
what a weekend! phew! over a hundred kids came out this weekend to participate in world vision's 30 hour famine - and together they raised over $6000!!! hooray! i am so proud of them all! and let me tell you, even though they were soooo hungry, they did not complain one bit!
friday night was tribe competitions, fantastic worship & box city building - yep! all the kids slept outside on/in/around cardboard boxes, to get a sense of the homeless experience. i suppose it's unsurprising that they loved it? :)
then saturday morning, after the final tribe competitions, we took them out into durham to serve the community. my group went the to durham rescue mission where we sorted out a POD full of donated toys - boys & girls, and then into age groups. we got through the whole POD in an hour, working hard and having fun, despite our hunger.
in the last hour the hunger really hit - and a couple of kids said, "i can't imagine what it would be like to be this hungry all the time..." i think that the famine made an impact - i know it did to me.