(MNN) — Poverty is on the rise. Close
to one billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day, and that
number has grown by 74 million in 24 months due to the recent economic
Amid those heightened
concerns, the United Nations warned that the current financial crisis "threatens
the well-being of billions of people, none more so than the poorest of the
poor." It will only compound the
problems posed by higher food and fuel prices.
The issue of international poverty can seem so big it's
hard to know where to start making an impact.
That's why Bright Hope International is
holding a three-day Poverty Summit October 5, 6 and 7 to explore why this is
happening and what can be done about it.
Their team works to provide holistic help to the extreme
poor through the indigenous church delivering basic needs, including physical,
economic and spiritual help.
On each evening of the Summit, Bright
Hope's project developers from Africa, Asia and Latin America will talk about
They'll share stories about the
incredible life change that has taken place and the challenges faced as the ministry
seeks to bring the love of Jesus to those living in difficult and desperate
This is a special event with no cost to
attendees. Bright Hope asks that participants only come with an open heart and
mind, listening to how God may be moving you to serve the poor and partner with
Bright Hope. Click here for more information.