July 28 - August 2 (July 7-12 in Mountain View)
Hungry for Change is a 5-day group experience designed to help you stand in solidarity with the global poor in a powerful way. Starting with dinner on Sunday evening, it allows you to experience something like the type and level of consumption of food and drink that half the world’s population, those who live on less than $2 per day, experience. It ends with a potluck fellowship dinner at each campus on Friday evening.
We are partnering for this experience with Trade As One, an MPPC mission partner. They provide a kit for $25 per person which contains all the food (oats, rice, beans) that one person needs for 5 days.
GIVING CHALLENGE: For every person who registers and participates in the Hungry for Change Experience, MPPC will donate $25 toward micro-enterprise efforts among the poorest of the poor. This will create sustainable incomes through micro-businesses to break the cycle of poverty. If 1,500 people participate in the Hungry for Change Experience, that means we will give $37,500 from our church budget for micro-enterprise. This will launch at least 150 micro-businesses in places like Kenya, generating ongoing, sustainable income and employment for more than 2,250 people.
Global extreme poverty is a serious and complex set of issues. In the midst of our daily routines, it is difficult to imagine what those in developing countries experience on a daily basis. It is our hope that by participating in Hungry for Change you can experience, in a tangible and meaningful way, a small piece of what life is like in the poorest areas of the world. The experience is designed to promote prayerful reflection and solidarity with the poorest of the poor, and in doing so send you on a journey of permanent change.
There are three options for participating in this experience. The first two options are recommended for healthy adults only.**
Each person will need to register individually in order to qualify for the Mission Department giving challenge!
** You should always consult with your doctor before undertaking any diet or exercise program; feel free to customize the plan for your needs, based on your doctor's reccomendation. Not recommended for diabetics or anyone watching their blood sugar. High intensity or long distance athletes might want to taper their exercise down during this week.