Ohio Congregation Limits Diet To Help Poor in Africa

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A northern Ohio church congregation has taken
a five-day hunger challenge to raise money for the poor in Kenya.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that more than 50 people at Connection Church, in suburban Akron, ate nothing but rice and beans for five days. The money they saved on groceries is being sent to a Kenyan school that provides children with meals.

The Rev. Tony Myles joked that the diet "definitely messes with your digestive system." He said the campaign also raised awareness
of the average diet of orphans in the Third World.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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