Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Next 30 Hour Fast

Dear Loved Ones,
This is just Franklin! I hope your year is going well and that you are following through on those New Year’s resolutions!
Next month (on Feb. 22-23) I will be fasting (NO food for Franklin!) to raise money for children who are dying of starvation.
Did you know that 29,000 people per day STILL die of hunger and hunger-related diseases?
When I think of our technology and how far we have come in the last 100 years, that boggles my mind! When I look at my home, my car and other ways I am blessed, I struggle to think that there are hundreds of thousands that do NOT have those blessings.

Would you help me provide food for kids who are still starving?

As I said, I will be fasting for 30 hours. This number is significant because $30 will feed, clothe, and provide medical care for a child for an entire month. Any amount will help, but please consider sponsoring (by your financial support) one or two children (or more) for several months!

If you can help, please make a check out to “World Vision” and send it to me at my home address by February 20th (just reply to this message for the address or call me!)

Then, from Feb. 23-24 I will go without food from Friday after lunch until 6:00 PM on Saturday. By the way, I am doing this with our teenagers from church as well (a lock-in with teenagers on TOP of starving myself? What am I thinking?)

Feel free to e-mail or call if you have questions. I love you all! Feel free to share this opportunity with others who might be looking for a charitable event to support.

By the way, if any teenager raises more than I do, I have promised to run a 5K race later this year, so PLEASE HELP ME!! :)

Standing Up for Starving Kids,

Franklin Wood


Theresa said...

Franklin, thanks for all you do for our teens and the rest of us, too. You have such a pure heart that is inspiring to everyone who comes in contact with you. Thank you for letting God lead you as you do!

Nana said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing Franklin. When we have food, and all the comfortable things around us, we forget there are people who are starving, and doing without things they need to make their life a little more comfortable. So count us in Franklin. Will mail you a check. Thanks for being the person you are Franklin.
Love you, Grandpa and Nana

One Observationist said...

Count me in for $30. This is a really good cause and ditto what Theresa said!

Hope to see you Sunday. I'm finally back.