A United Methodist Pastor's Theological Reflections

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Way to Go Youth! 30 Hour Fast

Our youth group just completed a 30 hour fast at the church. They practiced the spiritual discipline of fasting (giving up meals) so that they could draw closer to Jesus Christ and also raise money through World Vision to feed hungry children in our world.

Get this - our 23 youth who participated ended up raising $737 which will supply a full day of meals for 737 children. Several churches across the country also participated in this fast to benefit the hungry.

I had a meeting at the church this morning and could hear our youth who were participating in the fast playing the game, "Underground Church" which Pastor Rick taught them a while back. It's been a big hit with our youth and helped our youth to have fun during their fasting.

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