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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do something

At the Passion 2011 conference, they had an opportunity for the students to do something in the world. They wanted to unite in order to "do good and make a massive difference in the lives of people around the globe in Jesus' name". Some of the causes included clean water, student loans, feeding the hungry, compassion child sponsorship, homes for the people in Haiti, Bibles to the unreached in Columbia, freedom for sex slaves, rescue operations to bring freedom to girls, life-saving surgeries for babies with hydrocephalus, and socks and towels for the homeless in Atlanta.

The goal was to raise $470,000 with the students attending Passion. However, God worked in these "poor" :) college students and the Total Given at Passion 2011 Atlanta: $1,167,249.24. 22,000 students raised over a million dollars in Jesus' name! That is amazing!!! :)
Here are some of the opportunities and the goals as well as how each goal was blown away. Enjoy!

Homeless=Towels and Socks for Atlanta area shelters. Given: 18,400 towels and 88,000 pairs of socks!

Clean water=$75,000 for 15 wells in villages in India. Given: 24 wells!

Micro-finance=200 small business loans for Afghan entrepreneurs totaling $40,000. Given: 387 loans!

Bibles=20,000 New Testaments to unreached in Colombia at $20,000. Given: 31,554 New Testaments!

Feeding Children=Feed 1,000 at risk children in South Africa for one year at $50,000. Given: Feeding 2,225 children!

Homes=Build 15 homes in Haiti at $54,000. Given: 39 homes!

Sponsor Children=Sponsor 150 children and provide family essentials at a cost of $100,00. Given: 442 children sponsored!

Human trafficking=Restoration and a future for 10 girls trapped in sex slavery in Bolivia at a cost of $36,000. Given: 22 girls rescued/restored!

Surgeries for Children=$50,000 to fund 50 Hydrocephalus surgeries in Uganda. Given: 141 surgeries!

Rescue women=$45,000 to fund 10 rescue operations to free sex slaves in the Philippines (each operation frees 15 women on average). Given: 29 rescue operations!

Plus, College fund for Haitian earthquake survivor, Therissa Leo. Given: $23,106!

Isn't that amazing! God can certainly use young people in order to bring glory to His name. The last one, a college fund for Therissa was funded by each student giving only $1. I was amazed at the power of one dollar! If we all worked together, imagine what we could accomplish in Jesus' name! :) He is truly amazing! I pray you would have an amazing week! God bless!

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