8,000 Reasons

Brad M. Griffin | May 21, 2010

There are at least 8,000 reasons today to care about hungry kids. Eight thousand is how many children will die today of hunger and hunger-related causes. It’s astounding to even think about for a few minutes, let alone 30 hours.

Yet World Vision has been faithfully fighting against this reality for years, and they’ve recently begun promoting next year’s 30 Hour Famine project. It’s an opportunity to engage students in a 30-hour fast while praying, learning, engaging in advocacy, serving your local community, and raising money to end hunger. A few years back FYI developed a 30 Hour Famine Curriculum with World Vision (still a free download on our website), and we’re still excited about the potential of kids’ efforts through the Famine to lower that number and to become kids (and ultimately adults) who seek God’s shalom for all people.

Check out the Famine site and watch their new video for a taste of what it’s all about.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and Can I Ask That? Brad and his family live in Southern California, where he serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.


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