POVERTY

Three billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 a day. In the USA, a recent study revealed that coffee drinkers spend an average of $1,092 on coffee per year. That breaks down to $2.99 per day spent on coffee alone. Could making a dent in poverty really be as easy as just giving up a cup-a-joe or energy drink and using the money for the needs of others? What are ways your WAVE could tackle poverty?

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Caleb - “We prayed for one homeless person to talk with and God gave us TWO! Jim and Wesley were there names- we bought both of them lunch, gave them a hat, hoodie, shirt, and a Bible. Jim refused any help, but we loved on him and told him we would be praying for him. And Wesley accepted everything and we even sat down with him on the side of the road while he ate and got to talk about Jesus. He asked for my number and asked if we would come and pick him up for church this Sunday! So cool that God gave us more than what we asked for. Also, just passed another man on the road and went in a store to get him something, but he was gone when I got back. Pray that we can come across him again. Praise Jesus!”

Kyra - “I asked all of my friends to give food items, blankets, and clothes away this Christmas. We gathered all the supplies, and gave them away to help those who struggle with poverty.

Sierra - “Today I saw someone who was in need of a ride. He was eating pizza outside a gas station and walking around. I asked if he needed a ride. He told me where he lived, which was across town, but he had no ride so he usually walked across town. I had a gut feeling he needed some assistance. If I see someone in need and I have the gut feeling then I'm going to follow it.”