Students around the world loving God and fighting hunger.
Not your average group activity.
This is your chance to join other groups of students all over the world in learning the truth about hunger, poverty, and injustice — then overcome it all with love.
Worldwide, 925 million people are hungry. Every day, as many as 11,000 children under age 5 die due to hunger-related causes. That’s one kid every 8 seconds. The Famine gives your group a chance to do something about it — to rise up and serve the hungry.
Going hungry — so others don’t have to
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students do the Famine. They go without food for 30 hours. They learn what it takes to overcome hunger. And they raise funds to help feed hungry children and families around the world. They refuse to be told they can’t make a difference.
Every $30 raised by our group can help feed and care for a child for a month. And because the Famine is powered by World Vision, you’re not just feeding kids for today — you’re helping them and their families overcome poverty for a lifetime.
A life-changing experience
When our group does the Famine, we’re doing more than raising money for a good cause. we’re stepping outside ourselves — to help save lives . . . and change the way we see the world. Along the way, our group will learn about hunger and make a difference in the lives of children living in poverty.
Here is a tentative schedule for the weekend:
DAY 1: Friday, April 27
12:30pm – Students and leaders start fasting after lunch
6:00pm – Leader’s meeting
6:30pm – Opening prayer/devotional/ground rules
- Ashley and other leader register students and collect funds
- What is fasting and why do we do it?
7:00pm – Juice break/break up into rooms
7:30pm – Tribe Kickoff and Mythbusters and Introduction of Global Tribes and Game One (protect the harvest)
8:30pm – Scott leads discussion about time in Uganda
- Some questions to consider: how did you see this theme of “overcoming” play out in the lives of the Ugandan people? What is our role in helping the Ugandan people or people across the world overcome hunger? Why is it so hard for these developing nations to overcome?
9:00pm – Discussion time in small groups (discussion questions TBD) about the concept of what it means to overcome
9:30pm – Prayer labyrinth culminating in the blowing out of candles
Station ideas: looking in a mirror (focusing on self), world prayer station, going outside (how easy it is to refocus on ourselves), noise station (distractions), candle station
10:30pm – small group time to discuss prayer labyrinth
10:50pm – Juice break
11:00pm – Tribe Game Two (Deadliest Predator)
11:45pm – Free time and diary room
12:15pm – Lights out
DAY 2: Saturday, April 28
8:15am – Wake up and juice break
8:45am - Nick Davenport leads devotional – what does it mean to overcome and why is that a part of the Christian story?
9:30am – Leave for service project
10:00am-1:00pm – Service project
1:30pm – Juice break/free time
2:00pm – Movie
3:00pm – Small group and journaling time
3:30pm - Tribe Game Three (Modified to be movie trivia)
4:00pm – Tribe Game Four (Flood)
4:45pm – Juice break and diary room
5:15pm – Final tribe game
6:00pm – Communion – devotional about how communion is an example of Christ overcoming death and what that means for hunger and poverty
6:10pm – Dinner
6:45pm – Students go home!
For more FAQ about the 30hr Famine click here: http://www.30hourfamine.org/en/about/famine-faqs