100,000+ take the 40acts challenge
More than 104,000 people have already signed up to 40acts, a generosity campaign which encourages people to complete a simple act of generosity each day during Lent
On each of the 40 days of Lent, participants receive a daily challenge to complete alongside a message from one of 40 different Christian writers, thinkers and leaders. Every day people are encouraged to ‘give out’ rather than the traditional Lenten practise of giving something up.
40acts was created by charity Stewardship and is now in its seventh year.
Debbie Wright, Head of Content at Stewardship, recently travelled around the country, listening to lives that have been touched by stories of generosity and of the 40acts movement.
She said, 'Now that 40acts has been running for seven years, it’s wonderful to hear of its far-reaching impact on the lives of people around the UK and the world! People’s lives have been literally changed through the generosity of others and inspiration of 40acts.
'It’s exciting to see people embrace a new approach to Lent; reflecting God’s incredible generosity on the cross through simple daily acts of generosity.'
This year there are new 40acts resources for church groups, small groups, and families. Youth groups and schools can also take part. 40acts 2017 will kick off on Wednesday 1 March 2017.