Lenexa Pastors Raise Awareness For Less Fortunate

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They say extreme situations call for extreme measures. One group of pastors from a church in Lenexa is taking that cliché very seriously. On Sunday, the pastors took part in 100 Days in a Shack to raise awareness for people who can't afford shoes.

Schaen Colin vowed to shed his shoes in September. He won't wear them again Until December 18. He's doing it in honor of the 40 percent of people around the globe who don't have money for shoes.

"We are saying to people give up something you want so that we can take care of some real needs around the world," Colin said.

That's not all Pastor Colin and his colleagues are giving up. Nine pastors from the church have also decided that they will take turns sleeping in a shack.

Sunday was day 24 out of 100. A shanty represents billions like around the world with cardboard walls, a dirt floor, sheet metal roof. There's also no bathroom and no electricity.

"We don't need gigantic homes," said   "We have when there are families of four that live in a shack this size

Westside Family Church feeds and educates children in Africa, Thailand and India. They fund wells that support entire villages. In the Kansas city area they help homeless teens and support refugees.

"So many of us live a comfortable life,"  said    "We don't wonder what we will eat tonight.  we get to wonder where will we eat tonight, where we will eat tonight, but many people wonder if they will eat tonight.

The pastors aren't the only ones sacrificing. They whole church will give up coffee, candy, video games and pillows. People will also make other personal sacrifices.

At the end of the 100 days, the hope is that all this sacrificing will pay off in the form of $1 million in pledges.

To learn more about 100 Nights in a Shack go to wfcimpact.com.

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