Running Total: $6,130 (to be updated throughout the day)
I've experienced light hunger pains this week. Truly, I am grateful for them as they are a tangible reminder to pray for those who are hungry. Jena, Amy, Sarah and I decided to fast for the Feed the Forgotten campaign this week. It looks different for each of us, but I decided to skip breakfast and lunch each day and just eat one meal a day. What a learning experience for me
First, let me confess that fasting isn't a discipline that I've practiced like I should. For me, though, fasting just made sense when you were crying out to God for hungry people. I like physical things that teach spiritual concepts and fasting does this for me. My hunger pains cause me to think of and hurt for the hungry. Also, I realize that so much more goes into hunger besides a belly ache. . headaches, lightheadedness, weariness, etc. The only one I've felt are the headaches each day. . and that's with still drinking water and coke and having excedrin readily available! These are very real realities for many, many Ugandans right now.
It's 7 am there and there are mamas waking up to the reality of another meal that will pass without having breakfast to offer their children.
That's why we are working to feed them. They will be thrilled with the one meal a day that we will be able to provide.
Wait. That hits me in the head like a 2 x 4.
I'm struggling with cutting my food intake down to 1 meal a day as a sacrifice to fast. . .so that they CAN eat 1 meal a day. (hint: please write Feed the Forgotten in the notes section)
Lord, I don't know what to do with that realization. I'll confess, that hurts. Lord, help me to cut out my abundance so that they can have necessities. It seems so wrong. I'm not even sure what to do with it. . but please don't let me forget.
PS please join us in prayer! Especially today as we fly to North Carolina to talk to a group of people there about taking a strategic position in adopting an ENTIRE district of Uganda. hint: it's on the othe districts we are working to feed! Please join us in prayer. If you feel led to join in fasting, let me know how God uses it to teach you.