Due to the upcoming Study Tour to Zambia, we felt that it was appropriate to share this book that the Famine team is set to read!
“Hey what are you doing for summer this year?”
“Going to Zambia!”
“Oh, just in Africa.”
What’s your story (school, where you live) you know… The basics.
My name is Hilary Lucas and I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I went to school at Ohio University (OU Oh Yeah! Go Bobcats!) and graduated this Spring with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications.
#1 You’re likely the youngest intern at World Vision-how does it feel and how does that affect you?
I am, in fact, much younger than all of the interns here at World Vision this summer. I graduated just a few weeks ago from high school back home near Dallas. This was a huge worry on my mind coming into things. How much more will they know than me? How much more experience than me will they have? Will I even fit in with all of these older interns?
We’ve all heard it and most of us are either fed up with it already or think it’s the funniest thing since Nyancat. YOLO. You only live once. Coined by the rapper Drake and used primarily by teenagers to justify a crazy or brash decision, the term reveals an all-out mindset. Go big or go home. Live young and free. Let loose a little! After all, you only live once, right?
For the past several years, the 30 Hour Famine has partnered with Nazarene churches around the country to designate their funds to a specific food project in Malawi. After several years, the project is near completion and we are taking a group of leaders & students to visit the project and witness the ways their Famine funds have made a difference. In just about 5 weeks, this team will be taking off to the beautiful country of Malawi & will be filling all of us in on what they find! So….let’s meet the team: Lee, Brooklyn, Sierra, Alix, Molly, Teresa, Sherwin, & Matt!
On July 3, 1776, after the completion of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote the following in a letter to his wife Abigail.
“The Second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sport, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forever.”
Our forefathers understood that all men (women & children) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and those rights include life, liberty and freedom. On this 236th birthday of America, let’s celebrate as John Adams described. Let’s also commit a time of prayer to our Almighty God. May we pray for those who are oppressed, those who hunger, and those who thirst that all men, women and children would experience the gift of freedom that God has given us.
A few weeks ago, we announced the students of ‘Team Zambia.’ With just a few weeks before departure, we’re wondering what’s going on in the minds of the students going! Gianna, from Warwick, NY shares her top 10 list of things that either keep her up at night, or get her crazy excited for the trip.
Today we welcome Leah Swindon, the new National Director of the 30 Hour Famine! With 4 months on the job, Leah has already shown herself to be a fearless & passionate leader with a huge heart for students, youth leaders, and the poor around the world. Today, Leah shares some of her heart for the 30 Hour Famine and what you can expect in the coming months and years.
It’s summer, which means it’s time for a fresh group of summer interns! We love our interns because they truly become a part of our team and do a ton of work on the program. We asked our newest intern, Jade, a few questions about herself and here’s what we learned:
What’s your story? [school, where do you live, exciting things you’ve done in the past...] I grew up in Tacoma, Washington, but currently live in La Mirada, California since I attend Biola University. I’ve always wanted to work with World Vision in some way and am so grateful God has given me this opportunity to serve and hopefully gain some real-life knowledge too!