On March 22nd at 8am the Youth of Grounded and Settled stopped eating for 30 hours. They stopped not because they were full or because they wanted to lose some weight. They stopped eating because they saw a greater need in the world.
Every year Grounded and Settled members take out 30 hours and fast to raise money for orphans in Uganda. Prior to fasting the youth collected money for the orphans. Our young people never cease to amaze me. They mailed letters to their families, asked their friends and neighbors, stood in the back of church and some even went to their local businesses.
Through their determination and hard work the youth, along with the generosity of Intercessor, raised a total of over $10,000.00.
That feeds over 27 orphans for a full year.
At 9pm on March 22nd they all gathered at the church to spend the rest of the fast together. There were games, worship, fellowship, and a time of prayer.
We woke up at 8am the next morning (24 hours into the fast). You would think at this point the youth would sit around all day whining about being hungry, waiting for the fast to end. Not our youth. They spent time helping the Altar Guild prepare for Palm Sunday by separating all the palms to be used during the service. Following the separating of the palms, the youth went to Momma’s House ( an organization that helps women on Long Island that have chosen life over abortion; for more information: http://www.mommashouse.org) and did a few hours of work cleaning up the house’s yard.
After some hard work, they drove back to the church where they broke their fast and had a great feast!
We are so proud of this great group of young men and women! Way to go Grounded&Settled!