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There you would see that fish come in all kinds of shapes
and sizes — like people! But they all have an important role
to play in the circle of life. Many of the fish that Mariela, Jaime,
and Jhonny eat are pretty small, but they make a big difference
in their health. In the same way, even though you may feel small
sometimes, you can make a big difference in the world. You can be
a tool of hope! What to join in?
DAY ONE: Visit a
local pet store or fish market with your parents to learn more about
DAY TWO: Use your
to tell your family about the story of Mariela, Jaime and Jhonny.
DAY THREE: Children
in many parts of the world do not have enough to eat. Count the
number of canned goods in your kitchen. Give 5 cents for each can.
DAY FOUR: The children
in this story must pay a fee to go to school. Though not much, it
prevents many from attending. Give 25 cents for each grade of school
DAY FIVE: Read more
about CWS fish culture projects on the web: http://www.churchworldservice.org/
DAY SIX: With your
parents, write a letter to your Congressperson asking them to help
hungry people by supporting self-help development programs like
the one in the story.
DAY SEVEN: At dinner
with your family pray for all those who do not have enough to eat.