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Are you Living 58:?


Written by Plant With Purpose on August 17, 2011 in General

By Kate Nare

Ending extreme poverty is a huge undertaking. But we believe it is possible. As you may have heard, we have teamed up with Compassion International, World Relief, IJM, Hope International, and five other non-profits to form 58:, a Christ-centered global initiative to end extreme poverty by 2035.

The core of this initiative is based on Isaiah 58, which calls us to care for those living in poverty: “And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”

58: has some exciting things coming up! “58: The Film” will officially launch on October 15th to kick-start the “shout” of this initiative. We are looking for churches or home groups who would be willing to hold a screening of the film. Please let us know if you are interested and we can send you a film kit. Just email me at kate@plantwithpurpose.org.

Additionally, Dr. Scott Todd, Senior Ministry Advisor of Compassion International and one of the chief architects of 58:, has written a book called Fast Living, which will be released on September 1st. In the book, Dr. Todd speaks plainly about what is possible when the Church bands together in strategic actions fueled with compassion. To buy the book or learn more, click here.

You can view the trailer here: http://live58.org/thefilm/. Seriously check it out, it’s amazing!

Here are some key ways you can help us:

1. Join the cause at live58.org.

2. Watch the 58: film trailer and then let us know if your church or small group would be interested in a showing.

3. After you join the movement, help us by sharing with your friends, join the environment group, or fund a watershed reforestation project through Plant With Purpose.

We are so grateful to be a part of this movement and we are excited to see how God will be moving the Church to send extreme poverty into the history books! To learn more and to join the cause, visit live58.org and join us as we work together to fast-forward the end of poverty.


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