Youth 40 Hour Famine Sleepover


We are excited to be participating in the 40th Anniversary of the 40 Hour Famine and helping to make a big difference in the lives of people living in Bangladesh and East Timor.  What an exciting opportunity! So because we are doing this we decided that we should do it together and enjoy the process together and what better way than by having a sleepover! Please sign up at and don’t forget to join Team Encounter when you make your profile

Where: at the Church Building

Date: Fri 14th — Sat 15th Aug

Time: 6:00pm till 9:00am

Dinner will be at 6:30pm – Please bring a plate to share and dessert will be provided.  The famine starts from 8:00pm on 14th and goes till 12:00pm on the 16th.

You don’t have to starve if that’s not a good option for you, here are some other ideas that you could give up for the 40 hours or come up with your own:

  • Sight in one eye
  • Left or right arm/thumb/hand
  • Speaking
  • Computer
  • Furniture
  • The use of a foot!

However please do not choose technology as we will be watching movies and playing games together.  Also if you would like to give up food but don’t think 40 hours is feasible you could shorten your fast time to 15-20 hours instead and maybe give up something else as well.  If you are under 12 World Vision says you shouldn’t fast for more than 8 hours.

For the parents: All movies will be PG rating and under.  Please feel free to pick up your youth early for sporting commitments but also please make sure they are picked up by 9am as the building is hired out from 10am.

Please bring along something to sleep on if you’re not giving up furniture and remember to sign up and make your online profile so that you can begin getting people to donate to this awesome cause!

Please check out the video below to see where your money will be going: