Lent is the 40 days that lead to easter. Lent starts on Ash Wendsday and ends at Easter. Lent is meant to represent to time Jesus spent in the desert before he went to Jerusalem. The time of Lent is observed many ways some people fast others will give up something they like. Our church choses a Lent mission project as way to help others while we as individuals spend time during lent in prayer and reflection.