Monday, June 18, 2007

Making a difference!!

Starting June 22nd, Our family will be participating in the 40 Day Fast, an idea a friend of mine Kat came up with after a huge response to a post she had on her blog titled "Please dont look away". I really liked the idea of blogging about something other than just ourselves. This is a great opportunity to get people invloved in effort to fight against poverty. The idea of the fast is to sacrifice and develop an understanding of the struggle of others.

Our entire family won't be fasting for 40 days, we are joining a group of people who will each fast one day out of the 40 days. Each person fasting will highlight on their blog an area of poverty in the world and a group or organization who is doing something to combat it.

So our day is on Monday July 30th. We will not neccessarily be fasting just food since I am nursing and our children will be invloved. Rather, we decided to fast the comforts the region we plan to highlight dont have the luxury of having. We went to New Delhi, India last December, and plan to share awareness for the Dalit people.

You will be able to follow the 40 day Fast on our site. Click on the date on the calendar located on our sidebar to see the website or blog of the person participating that day so you can experience the needs of this world, and be inspired to take action.

ALSO click on the 40 day fast logo to see how you can make a difference.




2 comments:

Crystal said...

I think it is wonderful what you are doing and what you are teaching your children by including them. Rock on!!

kathy Strickland said...

Tressa:

The whole section of India is so provoking and moving. It is a blessing to see your family has not forgotten those that God has put in your path. It is a joy to know that our Grandchildren will "widen their tents" at an early age and see beyond their little piece of the world.