Market Place Revolution Conference!

Hey Everyone!

On Thursday and Friday I attended a conference called Marketplace Revolution. The conference was held at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL.

Marketplace Revolution is a unique conference which brings together professionals, business people, international workers, university students, and church leaders from over 22 different countries—all passionate about partnering to end poverty. Come be encouraged, equipped, and connected to a global network of Christian professionals following their call to business and their commission to be light to this world.

— http://marketplacerevolution.org/

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.

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]