Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jeremiah's 30 day Refugee Diet.

As some of you know, Jeremiah is doing a 30 day refugee diet. He started on November 1st, which puts him at the halfway point today. I just wanted to congratulate him and let him know how incredibly proud I am of him for his dedication and compassion. He never ceases to amaze and astound me with his pure heart. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and helping me be a better person just by who you are.

Here is a picture of what Jeremiah eats on a daily basis.

(As posted on the website

For most in the United States, November is a month to give thanks. On Thanksgiving Day, we gather at our homes and enjoy great food and the company of loved ones. Refugees in and from Darfur have been deprived of a home; many of their loved ones have been killed; and they lack enough of the basics, such as food and water. In solidarity with all of the displaced from Darfur, SGN teammate Jeremiah Forest will participate on a month-long fast, matching his diet to the ones of refugees we have recently visited in the desert. Miah will write daily journals and regularly upload pictures and video, sharing his experience.

Cracked Wheat - Daily, 7 oz. (weight not volume) (686 Calories)
Farina Wheat Cereal - Daily - 1.17 oz (weight not volume) (123 Calories)
Yellow Split Peas - Daily 1/6 Cup (82 Calories)
Oil - Daily 2.4 TSPNs (96 Calories)
Sugar - Daily 2 TSPNs (30 Calories)
Salt - Daily 1/10 Teaspoon per day.

Total of 1,017 Calories

You can follow his and Eric's diet journey on their journal postings and videos at


Grama Jay said...

I am so proud of him and honored to know such a wonderful man! He and his friend Eric are doing a truly awesome thing. When you 1st told me about it, I immediatley started to follow the blog and of course renew my knowledge about the situation of the refugee's. I have joined the cause and am donating $$ to help. I WILL also spread the word. You have an awesome man, no doubt!! God Bless the refugees that this will end soon!

Erica B. said...

Wow. That is so cool for Miah to do this month when we celebrate thanks for everything we have. this really makes you think about what we really have.

Wendy said...

Yikes! Good for you Miah!

Tasha said...

Miah, it is awesome you are doing this, but we can't wait to have some good times over real food that we can ALL enjoy!