This weekend 300,000 young Australians will give up something that matters to them as part of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. To help us understand the importance of this event, Ken and Lucy had a very special guest in the studio, 18-year-old Esther, the World Vision Youth Ambassador for Victoria and Tasmania.
After reading Dr Catherine Hamlin’s autobiography about starting a hospital for Ethiopian women who had developed fistula injuries during childbirth, Esther was inspired to study medicine and work overseas to help those who cannot access medical assistance as easily as we can in Australia.
Esther talks to Ken and Lucy about the two weeks she experienced in Ethiopia earlier this year with World Vision and reveals what she is very courageously giving up for 40 hours this weekend.
Our brekky duo are so impressed that both of them decide to give up one of their everyday creature comforts. After taking suggestions from listeners, Linda makes the final decision.
World Vision asks that participants are supported through donations. This year, all funds raised will go to World Vision’s food security projects in Ethiopia, Timor Leste, Nepal, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Laos, as well as emergency relief. Just $40 helps feed a family of five for one month.
Follow us and the 40 Hour Famine on Twitter if you are participating this weekend and need some encouragement and support!
Photo credit: World Vision Australia