40 Hour Famine
by Chris Forder
The World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine is on next month, August the 11-13th, this is just 5 weeks’ time. The TGS youth are participating in this important event. This year the 40 Hour Famine seeks to confront world hunger as they do each year, hence giving up food for 40 hours. However, this year they also seek to help the global crisis of refugees. Globally, more than 65 million people have been forced out of their homes due to conflict. More than half are children. We know there are hundreds of references in the Bible to look after the poor and needy. The TGS youth know that these problems are on God’s heart and therefore should be on our hearts. So, we are seeking to raise an impossible $20,000 dollars. We know this is farfetched but we believe in a God of the impossible and that raising this money will honour him.
The TGS youth seek to raise this money in a number of ways.
A number of the youth have gone around Cairns asking big companies to consider a one off donation to 40 hour famine of $500.
SNC café, youth will help with the setup, serving and cleaning up of SNC café.
The donations from this will go to 40 hour Famine just for this month.
We plan to have a BBQ after 9:30 and 5pm on Sunday the 30th July.
Please purchase a sausage and drink.
We want to hold an auction and music night on Saturday 5th of August.
We need your help for this one.
If you can please donate items (brand new is best) that we can auction off.
They can be dropped off to the office.
We are also asking small and major businesses for donations too.
We are promoting and asking for donations on social media as well.
Any donation you give is in support of the youth giving up food for 40 hours and or doing the backpack challenge where they live out of a back pack for 40 hours. This will happen in the form of a weekend sleep over at church no catering needed! We will also plan a car wash for this weekend, but stay tuned for this.
And finally we ask that you give generously.
The website is www.40hourfamine2017.everydayhero.com/au/tgsyouth or you can place donations in the bags on Sunday labelled “40 hour famine”.
Please God bless the youth so that they may be a blessing to so many others.
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