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2019 Forty Days – Forty Items Giving Challenge, Part I*

March 6 @ 6:00 am - March 20 @ 4:59 am

Everyone is invited to take part. **As the photo depicts**, if you have never taken part like this before, you can experience a new way to enjoy the Lenten season leading up to Resurrection Sunday (Easter)!

We all have items we no longer use that could be of great blessing to someone without! BUT, Please, do not use this exercise to get rid of items that are broken or in disrepair. Give from your heart as you would want to receive if it were you in need!
AND, Please share the event with your fb friends!

Also, feel free to share your experience with the rest of us here by posting comments and pics along the way!


As Lent covers ***40 days***,
this event will need to be listed in FOUR separate date categories:

*Part I: Start is Wed., March 6, 2019 – March 19, 2019.
*Part II: Second posting will capture March 20, 2019 – April 1, 2019.
*Part III: Third posting will capture April 2 – April 15, 2019.
*Part IV: The final posting will capture April 16, 2019 – the final day, Sat., April 20, 2019.
(Good Grief!)

**Finally, I am not the originator of this idea, and the photo used is not one I took. Rather, it is a photo and idea that have been “shared” on facebook, evidently a number of times. If anyone knows of the person who first created this photo & idea, please contact them and share this post. I’d like to express my thanks for their wonderful and creative means to a blessed end!

My intent was just to “pass it on” as well!
However, I noticed that the date the photo uses as the start of Lent is not accurate.
I wanted to reflect the correct starting date of Lent this year, 2019. (Also, it is my understanding that, at least in America and the west, the first day of the Lenten season would traditionally start 40 days (***actually 46 days***, but Sundays are not ‘counted’)
before Resurrection Sunday [Easter Sunday]).
By editing the photo, I just wanted to prevent any misunderstandings if one chooses this “giving exercise” as part of their own personal religious commitment.

Let’s get to the GIVING!

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March 6 @ 6:00 am
March 20 @ 4:59 am
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Participants are encouraged to plan to go through one’s own closets, attic, basement, garage, storage facility, ask neighbors


Jan Simpson