Why Would 20 Teenagers Fast for 38 Hours?

Julia Corbett, Director Children, Youth & Family at Trinity. Reflected with gratitude, on her 38 hours with hungry teens.


20 Trinity teens and 6 adults spent last weekend Fasting for Honduras. They went for 38 hours without food as they learned about 1500 of their brothers and sisters in Christ who live, work and have families in the garbage dumps of Tegucigalpa. They fasted for 38 hours and prayed for children as young as age 3 who spend their childhood scavenging the mountains of poisonous waste for food and items they could salvage. The teens participated in a poverty simulation where they were asked to enter the experience of these children: the activities they had to do and the decisions that faced them every day.  


The participants of the Fast discussed the plight of the multitudes of Hondurans who are walking to the US border seeking hope and a future. They visited the Northwest Detention Center in the Tacoma tide flats and prayed for the 1500 detainees who are held there.


During the Fast, Trinity teens heard about an amazing ministry that brings hope, light and love to the children of Honduras: Amigos de Jesus is a home for abandoned and abused children that provides for their physical, emotional, spiritual and vocational needs. Trinity’s own Julie Q., who has been deeply invested in the ministry for years introduced our youth to the 120 children who live, go to school, learn valuable farming and metal work skills, and just get to be a kid at Amigos de Jesus. Nalani L. shared her experience visiting Amigos and being inspired by their faith and hospitality.

Thanks to the Trinity community who kept us in prayer! Please consider supporting our teens and their efforts by donating to Amigos de Jesus following this LINK.