I recently recieved a newsletter from MTW on their missionaries in Peru (see attached) calling on the church to fast and pray on June 24th. I posted this too facebook for people to prayfully consider. I recieved mostly positive feedback but one seemed to take exception to the idea that fasting would be of benefit to the one doing the fasting and those whom the prayers were directed towards. I'm considering a fast on this date for the persecuted church (and specifically the situation in Peru) however I would like some feedback on the benefit of fasting. Is it simply an exercise to show us what it is like to be less fortunate? or is their more to it?