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Teens mobilize to combat U.S., worldwide hunger


March 3, 2007

Children are starving in strife-torn Uganda, and teens at Christ Life Church are going hungry in a show of concern for the tragedies being faced daily by their African neighbors.

The teens’ hunger, of course, can’t be compared to the suffering being experienced by children in Africa.

But for three hours on Feb. 24, 25 young members of the south Tempe church community joined thousands of other U.S. teens participating in World Vision’s 30-hour famine project.

While they go hungry, learn about poverty and pray for their African counterparts, the teens also have undertaken projects that address the needs of local service organizations—St. Mary’s Food Bank, in this case.

In all, half a million American young people across America are hoping to generate $12 million in support of the World Vision program.

Now in its 16th year, the 30-hour famine is designed to raise awareness of the effort to combat hunger in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

During the 30-hour marathon, participants go without food for a portion of the time, consuming only liquids, and become personally involved through local churches, schools and youth groups.

Leigh-Ann Wilson coordinated the project for Christ Life Church, 1137 E. Warner Road, Tempe.

Information: (480) 777-9803.



Photo by David Stone


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