Imagine you have 10 minutes to leave your house - on foot - to never come back. What will you pack? How will you dress? Where will you go?
This past weekend, Trinity youth wrestled with these questions during the 30 Hour Famine. Together, they temporarily stepped into the shoes of refugees around the world.
Over the course of the weekend, the youth
- learned that 51% of the worlds 20 million refugees are children
- heard stories of refugee families from Syria
- fasted for 30 hours to get a glimpse of the day-to-day experience of hunger that displaced people in extreme poverty live with
- raised over $2,000 to support the work of World Vision with children in refugee camps and poverty stricken communities around the globe
- visited the Northwest Detention Center for undocumented immigrants
- served at the Catholic Worker Guadalupe House that provides transitional housing for people exiting homelessness or incarceration
- played simulation games to teach them about living in poverty
- prayed for suffering children around the world
- drank lots of gatorade and fruit juice
- slept, just a little.
HUGE thank you to everyone who prayed for us and donated to on behalf of refugees around the world. Click here if you are interested in contributing to this cause.