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H2O teens beat hunger for 30 hours

By Staff | Feb 6, 2020
PHOTO PROVIDED Brent Patton-Roark, Casey Sackman, Mara Lodwick, Karsten Schafer, Kristian Schafer and Denise McKee head out to their canned good collection destination.
PHOTO PROVIDED Othmane Martinez, David Baker and Lilly Noorlander hand-out postcards for canned good collection.
PHOTO PROVIDED Jackson McKee builds a set for the H2O Spring Musical.
PHOTO PROVIDED Hunger demonstration at Jerry’s Foods.
PHOTO PROVIDED Nerf war fun.

On Jan. 2, 40 students and leaders with the H2O Youth Group at Sanibel Community Church came together to raise funds, fast and fight hunger. The 30-hour fast began at 10 a.m. and continued until 4 p.m. Jan. 3. The event’s purpose was to raise awareness for world hunger and poverty, and to help teens understand by first-hand experience what it feels like to be hungry. During the 30 hours, students fasted while participating in a canned goods collection, built, designed and painted sets for a spring musical and increased awareness about world hunger with a demonstration at Jerry’s Foods. In the evening, the students built a cardboard city for their sleeping place, enjoyed a Nerf war and passed the time with worship, prayer and devotions. Adam from Envision Miami was the guest speaker. The teens enjoyed a light dinner together. The fast was broke with a feast of sandwiches, soup, cheese, crackers and fruit. The H2O teens raised over $3,100 to help fight hunger. The monies will be spilt between two groups: Envision Miami and Feed My Starving Children. For more information, contact Pastor Kevin Schafer at “mailto:kevin@sanibelchurch.com”>kevin@sanibelchurch.com.