The youth group had another successful 30 Hour Famine on April 25-26. They had a fun filled (food free) schedule. They met at the church early Saturday morning and flocked Eunice Fulcher’s yard with 36 pink flamingos. The youth group held signs that said
“We Love You” and took pictures with the flamingos.
The next few hours were spent on activities and games that gave us a unique perspective in the lives of children in Peru, Brazil and many other countries. These children do not have the luxury of modern plumbing to give them clean drinking water or sanitary conditions. They are not able to go to the pantry or to the store when they are hungry. But with the funds raised through World Vision, they can have the necessities of life such as shelter, food and clean drinking water.
At lunch time, the youth group met up with Eleanor Haskins and Roger Adams, from Children in Action, to beautiful Harriett Catlett’s front yard. They pulled weeds, planted flowers, mowed the yard and trimmed shrubs. The youth were so busy they did not have much time to think about food. After they were done, they went back to the church for juice and more games through World Vision.
At 5:00 p.m. the youth group headed to Danville to visit Eunice Fulcher at Roman Eagle nursing home. The youth visited with Eunice and gave her the pictures that they had developed of the flamingos and the signs.
Then they went to Golden Corral to break their fast. They ate way too much but enjoyed every bite!
Thank you to everyone for the support and we look forward to next year’s 30 Hour Famine!