The 40 Hour Famine in your church
The 40 Hour Famine is a great way for your whole church to take action against injustice and to deepen your understanding of Jesus’ heart for the poor. It gives us the chance to turn our faith into action and provide for those living in poverty.
This year the 40 Hour Famine will focus on Malawi, where more than 1.9 million people in the south of the country don’t have enough food to eat.
The 40 Hour Famine is an amazing opportunity for your whole church community to stand alongside the people of Malawi and partner with World Vision to tackle poverty and injustice.
The 40 Hour Famine provides an opportunity for discipleship of young people around issues of faith and justice. It gives your church the opportunity to be a voice within the community on issues of justice and social action and enables you to develop connections with schools, businesses and community members.
In 2012, more than 450 churches Australia-wide participated in the 40 Hour Famine. In 2013, your church can add its voice and support to this movement.
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The difference the 40 Hour Famine has made in East Timor
Nathan Brown, from Citylife church in Melbourne, recently visited East Timor to see firsthand the difference that church support of the 40 Hour Famine makes.
This beautiful little video captures his experience.
If you'd like to share this video in your church, you can download a high-resolution version here: http://db.tt/48yr0k6C (Right-click on the video and choose 'Save as')
Cam Bennett thanks Australian churches
All the way from East Timor, Youth Alive National Director Cam Bennett says thanks to Australian churches for their 40 Hour Famine fundraising efforts. Read more about the life-changing trip to East Timor.
Churches and the 40 Hour Famine