No riding for me today because my family and I are participating in a famine...going without food for 30 hours (actually, about 36 hours) as a way to raise money for the hungry and poverty-stricken people across the world.
Here is the dominant fact that is on my mind this weekend:
- 26,000 children die EVERY DAY due to preventable diseases, poverty and hunger...that is about one child's death every five seconds. Through no fault of their own, just based on where they were born. This number is much improved over where it was 10-15 years ago. Change is happening.
We are doing this event with World Vision and the website for the famine is http://www.30hourfamine.org/. Of course, there are other organizations and other communities in great need as well.
I just wanted to put this out there, for each of us to take a minute to consider how fortunate we are and to encourage everyone to find some way to give back. This is such a horrible condition, yet preventable.