Gengler challenged her youth to raise $1,000 and if they were successful they could choose her hair color for the next month.
Well, low and behold, she now has Hot Pink hair because with her youths efforts and the generosity of their congregation, they raised almost $1,800.
Then on Feb. 27 and 28 the students, Gengler and Fuller fasted for 30 hours to once again raise awareness of the starving children around the world.
Bible scripture, playing games and doing community service."
On Saturday they went to Careage Hills nursing home and played games, polished fingernails and talked with the residents there. They spent over an hour getting to know the residents and having fun keeping them company for a while. Saturday afternoon they went out into the community and had a food scavenger hunt! They collected a car trunk full of food and donated it to Mid Sioux Food Pantry to help those locally that are less fortunate then they are.
The youth and leaders ended their fast Saturday night with communion that Pastor Ethan Sayler served.
"It was a great way to break our fast and we were then served egg bake, juice, milk and cinnamon rolls by some of our Christian Education Committee," Gengler said.
"Thanks to everyone who participated in our 30 Famine, whether it was donating money, your time, food or anything else. It was greatly appreciated and made it a huge success" added Gengler.
Pictures from top to bottom are:
Students take time to play a game of 4-square to help keep their mind off of food.
Blake Halverson (right) and Brianna Kellen (left) move on to the next house after collecting a donation of canned goods from a home in Cherokee during a food scavenger hunt Saturday afternoon for the Mid Sioux Food Pantry.
Memorial Presbyterian youth sit on the floor and listen to helper Simon Fuller read a story and give directions to the next game during the youth's 30 Hour Famine.
Everyone enjoyed a homemade meal to break their fasting.
Christian Education members provided juice, eggbake and fresh cinnamon rolls for the hungry bunch.