Why poverty encounter?
Your eyes will be opened to the realities of children living in poverty in the US and around the world. Through immersive environments and group activities, you’ll learn the daily challenges these children face. You will also participate in a service activity to prepare food and resources that will be delivered directly to the hands of children in need, alongside the hope of the gospel.
Since opening in December 2018, Poverty Encounter guests have made a huge impact on the lives of those living in poverty.
*as of March 2023
Stories of Impact
…you’re able to actually see the way that someone is living.
After hearing all their stories, I am starting to realize how thankful I am to have a good education and that having homework is important.
The trip made me grateful for the food and things I have.
At first I wasn’t really concerned about poverty, but once I started listening to the videos and hearing these stories from adults’, kids, and teens, I really started to care.
It was so sweet to be able to have conversations with my students about how they too can be agents for change, even at their young age. I was thankful that I was able to provide them with such a sobering experience and get to see God touching their hearts as they learned about poverty, and the church’s mission to meet others where they are.