Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

Day three, has been more difficult for my wife and I as weakness, headaches have set in. Even more we are less inclined, or lack the motivation to effectively communicate. Further, my wife and I have major mood swings as a result of our fasting. A continuous cloud hangs over us as we try to stay focused on family, work and school. Also, with the smallest child growing we are constantly feeding him, and it plays havoc on the hunger meter.

Realizing that food is so close, makes it difficult to sustain will power, but one thing that has worked well for my wife and I during this fast, is that we hold each other up during the hardest times. I do have to admit that this is more difficult than I ever thought. The ability to function is difficult, but my wife has stipulated that her mind and spirit are in Darfur. That is the purpose…and has helped us to sustain.

The camps and displaced have been our constant conversation, the questions that continue to arise about awareness, support, voices… The never ending why/how questions….

Stephen & Alysha

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