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Hunger Challenge: Day Three – Eldon Kibbey

Hunger Challenge 2019

Day Three

Today was a great day, although it started slowly! I had difficulty getting up, and traded some of my exercise time and my treadmill time for an extra half hour of sleep. I am attributing that tiredness to weight-loss more than hunger. When I weighed this morning, I had hit a low point that I haven’t seen for 30 or 40 years! I can’t remember when I have weighed that little! I never got that low on Weight Watchers, which was 13 years ago.

I had a cup of coffee at McDonald’s for morning meetings, then switched my eating schedule to 1:00pm for a pre-scheduled two-hour business lunch with CBMC associates. That was an easy choice since someone else was paying for it! I figured that was pretty realistic for anyone trying to survive on a meal a day! You grab food when it is offered to you!

A discipleship meeting followed that, and I traded a 6:00pm prayer meeting for my usual dinner time, so I didn’t have to watch my wife eating alone. So, this day went pretty well!

Tomorrow, I will be dealing with 27 hours without food, since I will be back on the supper-only routine. I talked with two of my friends, today, about their experiences on the Hunger Challenge. Each of us is dealing with it in a different manner, and each of us is learning something different. We are probably learning more about ourselves and our own eating habits, than about those who chronically miss meals, but it is a good exercise, anyway. It is always good to learn new things!

I hope you are learning some things as you read my emails! I hope you will consider donating to the cause! Thank you, if you have already given!

Blessings

Eldon

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Hunger Challenge: Day Two – Eldon Kibbey

Hunger Challenge 2019
Day Two
What a beautiful day! It was enjoyable to have a chilly morning and to be able to meet the men at the CBMC Indy Eastside breakfast at Lincoln Square Pancake House on E 56th Street. Unfortunately, I was unable to enjoy my usual waffle, but did drink coffee. Conversation is a good distraction from hunger, so I got along fine, even though the other men were eating big breakfasts. Next week! I’ll be able to get back into my routine, then!

I have found that hunger is a distraction with work. I can’t imagine a daily routine of hunger pangs while trying to do meaningful work. I can do it for a week, but would not like it on a regular basis. I was glad I had a discipleship meeting today which distracted me from thoughts of food. I had to get a couple of fillings at the dentist, so they numbed my gums and I think it numbed my brain, as well! It was good to take a nap when I got home. Then, refreshed, I was able to do some work in the yard before a welcome dinner with my wife.
I am really blessed! God has given me so much, and I am concerned for those who are dealing with food insecurity on a regular basis.
Won’t you help Faith, Hope & Love to reach out to those less fortunate? Your generous donation would be very helpful! Any amount would be appreciated! And, please pray with me for those who are struggling to find a meal a day.
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Alone and Hungry

DAY 1:

I started participating with FHL during the dance your shoes off event in 2012. I started volunteering the following year in 2013. I was just getting back on my feet, and people couldn’t tell by looking at me that I had once been homeless. I hid that part of my story for many reasons. I haven’t met anyone that enjoys needing help, let alone sharing the stories openly.

The root of the matter was daddy issues 7 generational curses. My biological father was missing in action growing up. I spent most of my life trying to be the boy he always wanted. Not realizing that I was not the issue at all. I grew up clueless to what society deemed a normal family.

By the time I reached high school I lived on my own starting at 16. I attended school because I needed an education. At that time, I had No positive parental authority or role models to show me how to adult properly.

It took me many years to figure out the above mentioned emotional trauma. By the time I got home from the Army in 2009, my biological father was a full blown addict. When most young adults have trouble, they can turn to their parents. I learned the hard way that was not an option for me whatsoever.

I got saved, sobered, and delivered in the blink of an eye in the middle of the street on 11/1/11. I was 33 years old when I made the final decision to serve God. There was no more back and forth. I could visibly see the path that I was on would lead to my death and ultimate destruction. God audibly reminded me that was where I was headed. Many of my friends didn’t make it out with me. I became a lone survivor to an invisible war.

God has provided me with many mentor’s over the years. Some became spiritual fathers. Men that are set apart to be examples of the father’s love for his children on earth. One of my spiritual fathers just happened to be Merlin Gonzales. Then just like that, God sent me a husband that could further love me the way God intended us to be loved.

I have tried to get down to the meetings leading up to FHL Week this year. In fact, I’ve been trying to get with my kingdom tribe since Jan. 27, 2018. That is the last time that I got to connect with Merlin and FHL. That happened to be the same day that my biological father passed away. I returned home from the Jan 27th event and learned about my father’s passing by a fb post.

The last few years has catapulted me into arenas that I didn’t want. I don’t like knowing what it feels like to be alone and hungry. I don’t like knowing what it feels like to be orphaned even though physically I had parents. But neither of them were equipped to teach me what I needed for a calling that only the heavenly father knows. For only HE truly knows the vessels and souls that he forms before creation.

To some my story/testimony is so intense that they can’t hear the stories. I spent 40 years trying to apologize for being my biological father’s child. I may have been birthed through a physical process, but I was created with a spiritual purpose. Until certain criteria was met, that purpose would not be revealed to me. God has showed up and showed out for me once again. I look forward to sharing all the updates.

These days my past does not define me. The way I handle my past or choose to carry it does. I choose to share my past, to show others how bright my future became. I look forward to sharing the stories of both the struggle, and the blessings that came because I didn’t give up or quit.

Day 1 Challenge: Complete

I even got to help feed a couple people with my farm fresh eggs, and some leftovers that no one was going to eat. Someone just happened to show up hungry, and found the charred bratwurst a delightful meal. To us it was trash. To them they got to eat.

I’m thankful that I get to participate 1 soul @ a time, mine included!!

I tagged in Day 1 of the Hunger Awareness Challenge at the awakening of the dawn.

Shalom

Nicole Schuyler Kapuscinski

These days my past does not define me. The way I handle my past or choose to carry it does. I choose to share my past, to show others how bright my future became.I look forward to sharing the stories of both the struggle, and the blessings that came because I didn’t give up or quit.

Day 1 Challenge: Complete
I even got to help feed a couple people with my farm fresh eggs, and some leftovers that no one was going to eat. Someone just happened to show up hungry, and found the charred bratwurst a delightful meal. To us it was trash. To them they got to eat. I’m thankful that I get to participate 1 soul @ a time, mine included!!

I tagged in Day 1 of the Hunger Awareness Challenge at the awakening of the dawn.

Shalom

Nicole Schuyler Kapuscinski

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Hunger Challenge: Day One – Eldon Kibbey

Hunger Challenge 2019

Day One

It’s 9:00 in the evening and I’m “hungry-tired.” I’m ready to go to bed, but feel like I want a snack, as well. I had a good dinner, but maybe that just woke up my stomach! At 8:30pm I was feeling hungry. I have a rule that I never eat anything after 8:30. I started that when I did Weight Watchers 13 years ago. Most evenings I’m not hungry then, anyway, but I am tonight!

I did pretty well all day, skipping breakfast and lunch. I used water instead of grape juice, to take my morning pills, but had my usual Monday morning coffee at Panera. I had to work at keeping myself busy, once I returned home, because I am used to taking a lunch break, then taking a nap, and snacking on something sweet when I get up. I took an earlier nap, but that made the afternoon go longer, and I had a tiredness that I can attribute to the lack of food.

I feel for those who are limited in the amount of food that they have access to. I know there are some people who only fix one meal per day, but nibble on it whenever they are hungry. Others lack the resources to do that, and may not have more than a snack, when they do eat.

I hope you can get a picture of that for yourself. What would it be like if that were your daily routine?

Please help us at Faith, Hope & Love to meet the needs of these people, both from a food standpoint and from a spiritual standpoint!

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