The 12 Days of Christmas: Famine edition!


By the 30 Hour Famine Team

albero di Natale grungeOn the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

You sang the remaining lyrics to yourself, didn’t you? A partridge in a pear tree. It’s impossible not to, really.

For the next few days (12 to be exact), our social media is going look a little different! Starting this Saturday, we will be re-telling the “12 Days of Christmas” – sharing 12 AMAZING stories of how groups like yours are helping to make this world a better place. Literally.

For each of the 12 days we will highlight a specific way that we (together) tackle poverty. These solutions often look very different than you might think. In fact, they look a lot like the lyrics we are all so familiar with: Maids a-milking, and ladies dancing, and geese a-laying, and golden rings.

And there will be a partridge in a pear tree, no doubt.

Feeding is equipping and supporting the hungry to feed themselves and rise above poverty. And when this work is done through World Vision, it means a whole lot more than just food. It means all the puzzle pieces working together: Clean water, health, education, spiritual growth, and so on. It’s fullness of life as God intended. Not just through food (though that’s a great place to start).

So, we invite you to join in. Sing it with us. Keep a look out – and share your favorite images and stories throughout the week with your students. After all, you and your group are a part of these stories, too. Better outcomes are being re-written each and every year through your involvement with the 30 Hour Famine.

Thank you for all you do year after year to bring so much life to the darkest corners of the world. Because of you…choosing just 12 stories is nearly impossible. That’s a great problem to have.