Today was a struggle. I am hungry when I go to bed, hungry when I rock my toddler three times in the night, hungry in the morning. I eat my oatmeal but it doesn’t really fill that space in my tummy that wants a latte and a scone. But I think to myself. This is good. This is something I won’t forget. I don’t want to forget, this tiny slice of hunger that is so far from my normal existance. Something made me smile right after my oatmeal, though.
I got a call from a very generous John Worden who wanted to offer a free ChickfilA meal for every one who completes the Five Day Challenge. Since Anne Gaskill told me it was harder to give up Chick-fil-A then it was to give up coffee, it seems like an appropriate incentive!
So, if you have hung in there so far, stick with it! And tomorrow, email me at email@example.com the following information:
1. Yes, you made it!
2. Yes, you contributed to Feed My Starving Children the difference in your grocery budget this week.
3. Let me know the amount you pledged. If you feel squeamish about sharing, too bad. I won’t tell anyone. Since I’m a counselor, I’m really good at keeping secrets, ha ha. Just kidding, but seriously, it would be really cool to see what we’ve been able to do together as a community, and I’d love to share that number with everyone who’s done the challenged or cheered us on.
4. If you live in the Richmond Area, I will contact you to get you a coupon for everyone in your family to enjoy a meal out! Woop woop!
You are almost there! Stay the course, and enjoy your celebration tomorrow. Remember:
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. Isaiah 58:10, NLT