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The 100 Day Fast of Emperor Penguins

Did you know that Emperor penguins spend about 4 months fasting as they watch over, care for, and incubate their eggs? This is a 100 to a 115 day fast! If a penguin can spend 100 days not eating because it instinctually loves and is waiting for its baby penguin, we can spend a meal or a day or a week fasting out of our love for Jesus. Don’t let the penguins beat us!

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This can be used as creative tip to engage people in the topic of fasting.


Griggs, Mary Beth, “Most male Emperor Penguins fast for 115 days—but a few of them may sneak snacks,” Popular Science (1-9-18)

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