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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

a tiny something

This Sunday I am participating in an interfaith day of fasting and prayer for the kidnapped Nigerian girls, and I invite you to do so as well.  Mormons have a practice of fasting for two meals/24 hours once a month and donating the money that would have been spent on those meals (or as much as you wish) to the church to help the poor and needy--for example, when there is a disaster we are often asked to increase our fast offerings to double or more what they normally are, to contribute to the Humanitarian Aid arm of the church.  For this fast our family will be donating to a charity that helps fund education and/or economic empowerment of women, such as malalafund.org or kiva.org.

Also, if you want to fast in a more personal way, here is a link to a google doc where you can sign up to fast for a specific girl.  

I realize that it seems like a pretty anemic response to a horrifying event, but it's something. 

2 comments:

beckster said...

It's a response, and that's all that matters. There are lots of horrifying things in the world, and unfortunately we cannot affect change as we would wish, but we can do what we can. I commend you for your efforts.

tipsybaker said...

Anemic is better than no response, and I wouldn't even use the word anemic to describe what you're doing. I'm going to try to get my family on board.