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This Couple Canceled Their Big Wedding—& They Just Posted the Confession the World Can’t Ignore

They are particularly fond of AKF because they equip people with the resources they need to pursue their dreams rather than just offering a handout. Like the Chinese proverb says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

The couple is also encouraging their guests to donate the money they would’ve spent on their wedding gift to charity as well.

On their wedding website, they wrote, “Sharing our blessing on our blessed day. We, Shehzaan and Zainab, strongly encourage our guests to replace any gift giving with a donation to AKF in celebration of our wedding.”

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Shehzaan and Zainab ChunaraCourtesy of Shehzaan Chunara

Shehzaan and Zainab posted this heartfelt and informative video, conveying why they decided to ditch their big wedding for a greater cause. While trying to open others’ eyes to the poverty epidemic and the privileges we take for granted each day, they also openly confess, “We’re guilty of it ourselves.”

And aren’t we all? Living in the land of plenty makes it easy to forget the plight of those who have none.

Thanks, Shehzaan and Zainab, for reminding us all that outside of our world of smart phones, fancy cars, and endless opportunity, there are millions without water to drink, shoes on their feet, and education to pursue their dreams.

If you are interested in donating to AKF on behalf of Shehzaan and Zainab’s cause, follow their donation link here.

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

Separated at Birth, Twins Who Reunited on Good Morning America Graduate as Valedictorians

Twin sisters Audrey and Gracie, separated at birth in China and adopted by different American families, reunited for the first time on "Good Morning America" in 2017. Now they're graduating high school.

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Ghosting is the act of abruptly ending all communication with someone without any explanation, leaving the person on the receiving end feeling confused, hurt, and often questioning what went wrong.