My stomach is constantly rumbling. I find my thinking is interrupted by my desire to eat. As an author, a professor, and a non-profit leader I depend on my mind. I identify in only a small way with those who are hungry like this every day, every week, every month. Take a moment to consider my words and donate to Faith Hope & Love, an organization who serves those whose stomachs rumble every day. https://www.fhlcommunity.org/beyond-this-hunger/
Within an hour after one meal the entire day (Sunday, 7/22/18), I went to the bathroom with diarrhea; maybe my stomach is not used to receiving food just once a day. To avoid the experience of hunger pains and growling stomach, I went to bed earlier than my usual schedule. However, I woke up at 3am, feeling cold. Eating a meal in this first day of FHL Week 2018, I lost half a pound and felt week (I drank more water than normal to ease my hunger).
Time is crawling when you are hungry and it reveals a different reality as compared to our common experience. One of the topics of Beyond This Hunger (BTH) curriculum is being aware of ourselves. The Bible tells us many stories of transformation when people fast such as Moses and our Lord Jesus Christ. Somehow, in the midst of distress, our spiritual eyes are sharpened and we are more receptive to revelations. Maybe this is one of the reasons why the Bible tells us “blessed are the poor…”
Please support me as I journey through hunger to raise awareness of this perpetual challenge in the cities of the greatest country in the world and to raise money to send 100 individuals to a 20-week transforming program. Click here to Donate https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/Beyondthis/MerlinGonzales