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Monday, December 12th, 2011
Christians all over the world join together today to pray for those suffering poverty. There are approximately 1 billion people who struggle to survive on less than one dollar a day. Often, efforts to help these suffering masses are unsuccessful because of government corruption.
Bethany will hold a 1/2 Day Set Apart tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13 to participate in this Global Day of Prayer. Please contact the Bethany Welcome Center if you would like to attend (952-944-2121).
Location: Bethany Church
Time: 11:10 am to 2:45 pm.
Our Ministry Interns join World Vision staff in guiding us through a Poverty Simulation. This experience helps participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a low-income family trying to survive month to month. It is not a game! The object is to sensitize us to the realities faced by people living in poverty. Participants must try to provide the basic necessities for their “families” during four 15 minute “weeks”. Each Family interacts with a mock community composed of various businesses and community services.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1