The conference was incredible, and I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I attended different workshops and had a lot of time to reflect on the workshops. My favorite workshop was called The Entrepreneurial Calling. We watched short films produced by Poverty Cure. I loved the films so much that I bought the entire DVD collection, which contained six 25-minute long DVDs. I hope to show the DVDs at Hope and have discussions after each session. I already asked one of my professors about showing them at Hope, and she is so excited!
I have learned so much about poverty this semester and how to help to poor without hurting. In my microeconomics class we have read several articles about development in poverty-stricken communities. I hope to use all of the knowledge I am gaining now in the future. After college I hope to spend some time in a different country doing mission work.
I feel so incredibly blessed to be at Hope and in an environment where people care about people outside of their communities. I am looking forward to continue to learn about how to help the poor and develop dependent communities.
Below is a clip from Poverty Cure:
PovertyCure is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking to ground our common battle against global poverty in a proper understanding of the human person and society, and to encourage solutions that foster opportunity and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that already fills the developing world.