Walk a While in These Shoes
A Poverty Simulation
Love In the Name of Christ would like to invite you to a poverty simulation, “Walk a While in These Shoes”, where you will journey through two months in the life of someone experiencing different degrees of physical, spiritual, relational, and emotional poverty. All situations and circumstances you will encounter are struggles Love INC staff have walked through with clients.
The simulation will be held on the following dates from 6:30-8:00:
- Monday, August 1, 2016 in Sheldon
- Monday, November 7, 2016 in Primghar
Pre-registration is required. Each simulation has a limited number of openings, so please call our office to register: (712) 324.9707.
***If your church would like to schedule an on-site simulation, we are happy to accommodate individual church requests.
Poverty walks among us. It’s our co-workers, our friends, our neighbors, it’s you and me. God created the first man and woman in paradise, where resources were plentiful and want was unnecessary. But with the fall of Adam and Eve came generation after generation where the resources we have fall short of the paradise God had once offered us. So often when we hear the word poverty, we think of people lacking physical resources: things like adequate food, shelter, clothing, and other things that money can buy. But poverty is so much broader and deeper than that! We meet people who live in spiritual poverty--they have no hope and put their faith in untruth. We encounter those with relational poverty—no support system and unhealthy relationships. We also see an abundance of emotional poverty: people who don’t see themselves as valuable...who haven’t learned trust and integrity, and lack motivation. When looking at poverty alleviation efforts, it is important to recognize that all of these types of poverty—physical, spiritual, relational, and emotional—affect each other. That is why it is so important to look beyond the physical need and focus on the whole person behind the need.