FAST for FOOD – Week One

Fast_for_Food.jpgFAST for FOOD starts tomorrow.

If this is the first you’ve heard of this initiative of Compassion you can read my earlier posts. Every 7 Seconds … and FAST for FOOD Explained.

It’s certainly not too late to get involved and to start making a huge difference for the 300 million children who will go to bed hungry tonight. Will you add your voice to those taking part? You can leave a comment below this post to let me know you’re ready to changes lives for the better.

Starting tomorrow and throughout November I’ll be posting the daily entries from the FAST for FOOD Prayer Calendar. You’ll have opportunity to follow along and to post your comments about anything that God is showing you through the month.

The following is the introduction to the calendar:

Around the world, people are feeling the effects of the economic and food crises—none more so than the 300 million children who will go to bed tonight hungry. We know that when the well-off suffer, the poor die. The world needs light now more than ever.

As men and women of a steadfast and generous God, this is our opportunity to demonstrate our unshakeable trust in Him by reaching out and generously assisting those who are in desperate need. Although we are not immune to world events, we can rest assured that God is faithful, loves the poor and continues to call Compassion to challenge, partner and equip the church to release millions more children from poverty in Jesus’ name. In God’s economy there is always more than enough and He is always faithful when we pray, fast, give and share with generous and joyful hearts.

I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20 (CEV)

This prayer calendar contains a weekly theme and a Bible reading for each day to encourage and strengthen you through the 30 days of FAST for FOOD.

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About the author

Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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