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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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30-hour Famine in Clarkston

the Inland Register

(From the March 20, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

On Feb. 16 and 17, 2008, the Youth Ministry members of Holy Family Parish, Clarkston, participated in a 30 hour Famine program, sponsored by World Vision. The junior and senior high students agreed to identify with those children suffering from starvation by abstaining from all solid food for 30 hours. They raised over $1,000 by selling dried Lenten Lentil Soup mix after weekend Masses. The proceeds were sent to World Vision to aid in their world-wide ministry to alleviate world hunger. The youth also went door-to-door on Saturday collecting canned goods which were donated to the Asotin Co. food bank. Pictured: The youth ministry participants and the adult volunteers stand with the “mosaic” that the youth created using 29,000 beans, both navy and black, to represent the estimated 29,000 children who die each day from starvation. The mosaic was presented at parish liturgies as a visual reminder of all those who die daily of starvation. Senior high participants were John Clizer, Lucas Hossner, Clayton Hough, Ashley Reynolds, and Nick Van Cleave. From junior high classes were Leslie Ho, Katie Hossner, Kyle Knapp, Julia Paris, and Kailee Poe. Adult Volunteers included Joan Burrow, Jackie Hough, Deanna and Doug Knapp, Greg and Cindy Paris, Toni Poe, and Chrissy Winger, along with Youth Minister Arlene M. Stoddard. (IR photo from Holy Family Parish, Clarkston)


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