Since 1998, LUMC Youth have been working to alleviate hunger. It’s a mission we take seriously and every year we dedicate one weekend to fasting from food so we can experience first-hand what daily life is like for so many in our world. Through our fast we raise funds to combat hunger, and so far we’ve raised over $200,000 to meet the most basic needs of those living in poverty.
Our 2019 24-hour event will take place March 1st-2nd. It's an AWESOME experience that we’ve come to love - a body and mind-stretching fast from food, with worship and times to connect with God, games and activities that raise our awareness of the challenges faced by those living in poverty around the world, the ever-popular Scavenger Hunt for Food to benefit local food pantries, and a much-anticipated celebration feast to wrap things up.
The funds we raise through individual sponsorships continue the fight against hunger by supporting three organizations that are in front-line ministry with orphans and the poor. They are El Ayudante in Nicaragua, the Empowering Haitians Food Program in Haiti, and The Ark in Ukraine.
Each participant will need to: