Starving to Serve Enumclaw Church Youth Fast 30 Hours

For most of us it's hard to imagine what it's like to feel true, unrelenting hunger, but youth in Enumclaw have a better understanding of what 852 million malnourished people worldwide experience.

In February, 20 young people and eight adults from the Enumclaw Church raised nearly $4,900 during World Vision's 30-hour famine. Three times a year, this international youth movement specifically focuses on starving out hunger.

In Enumclaw, the "famine" began on Friday, Feb. 23, at noon and ended on Saturday evening in the school gym with a countdown to 6 p.m. and then a pizza dive.

The junior, earliteen and youth Bible study classes signed up to "taste hunger and save lives" after Brett Lains, youth member, shared how he had participated in a similiar event in California. Guy LeClaire and Vicky and Jerry Lewis also helped coordinate the event.

Thankfully, those who participated in the 30-hour famine still don't truly know what it's like to be hungry to the point of starvation. However, they now have a compassion for the millions of children around the world who are starving, and a strong desire to help do something about it.

June 01, 2007 / Washington Conference