An impactful weekend for our students!
On February 5, 15 middle and high schoolers from Northminster partnered with St. Andrews Presbyterian Church students for an amazing experience learning about the effects of hunger, participating in service projects, and having a blast together, all on an empty stomach!
Students heard from guest speakers who explained the resilience of faith through life experiences, trauma-informed training and exercises. They had the privilege to listen to an Afghan refugee who shared about starting life in the US.
They then participated in various service projects, including packaging 19,224 meals in just under 3-1/2 hours for Rise Against Hunger Now. Food packing has been a favorite activity during this event for many years! They also provided groceries to homebound friends and assembled hygiene bags for the homeless. They played games and enjoyed activities with refugee families, and through it all, the students fasted, only drinking juice and water. Fasting throughout the day is a powerful way for them to comprehend the feeling of hunger and build empathy for others.
On Sunday, students attended church to support the Souper Bowl of Caring Special Offering. They held pots at the doors of Sanctuary, and thanks to your generous giving, close to $800 was collected and will make a difference for a local food ministry.
Thank you for your support and prayers.