Ayuno de Fe y Esperanza! Fasting for Faith and Hope!

Thank you to our friends at the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network for sharing this call to action from MN with us. Amigos de la Fe (Friends of Faith) is organizing a fast and prayer vigil for comprehensive immigration reform and the Minnesota DREAM act. See the details below, and please spread the word if you are in the area! 10 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Immigration Reform

A ten day, water-only fast, following thirty days of prayer and outreach in the community to pray for and educate about the situation of immigrants in our country today.

Unete a la campan~a!  Join the campaign!

Fast begins at 12 noon this Saturday May 5 at the Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ (2930 13th Avenue South) in Minneapolis, ends Monday May 14. Fast organizers and church supporters plan to complement the fasters' prayers by hosting daily religious services and a wide array of educational and cultural activities throughout the ten days of the fast.

Monday thru Friday from 3:00-9:00 pm, Saturday from 12 noon-8:00pm 9-10 am Each day will begin with a morning prayer for the fasters 12-2:30 pm A group of ten fasters will visit the state Capitol and meet with key legislators for immigration reform and the Mn Dream Act 3-6 pm Educational and advocacy tents will be staffed at the church parking lot so people can learn more about immigrant issues 6-7 pm Bi-lingual mass open to the public 7-7:30 pm Educational and guest speakers will address the crowd 7:30-9 pm There will be cultural enrichment activities to close the night.  Organizers say that the last day of the fast will be marked by a symbolic cross made by the "light of hope" candles and displayed at the state Capitol.

How can you participate?

FASTING  Consider joining the fast, either the entire ten days or just a part of it. PRAYER  Focus your prayers in these days on immigration reform. VOLUNTEER  Help is needed in fundraising and other areas. CONTRIBUTE  Please consider donating your time, treasure or talent to help this effort. SPREAD THE WORD  Tell your family and friends about this event and its importance, ask your church or organization to become a sponsor of the event. Empowered by Faith and United in Hope!

For more information contact Amigos de la Fe at 612-703-7155 x 213 or amigosdelafe@gmail.com or visit www.ststephenscommunity.org

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