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Plunge2poverty: An Intensive Poverty Simulation Experience (Impact) [Paperback]

By Jimmy Dorrell (Author)
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Plunge2Poverty is a guidebook that will help leaders plan an intensive 42-hour weekend event that will challenge youth, college students, and adults to face the harsh realities of living in poverty. The guidebook contains the Mission Waco poverty simulation format, brief explanations of adapted models, and basic components essential to designing the poverty simulation experience. The focus of this experience is to awaken the believer?s sense of privilege and responsibility and to encourage participants to be involved in the lives of others in a practical and understanding way.

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Plunge2Poverty is a guidebook to help group leaders plan a weekend event for students or adults to experience the real challenges and dilemmas of living in poverty. In this 42-hour plunge, participants give up their own possessions and comforts to become one of the poor from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. This intensive experiential learning event challenges individuals and groups to face the harsh realities of poverty in the world and spurs action and compassion among believers.

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Studio: New Hope Publishers - Impact
Pages   153
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.93" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 16, 2007
Publisher   NEW HOPE PUBLISHING #351
Series  Impact  
ISBN  1596690879  
ISBN13  9781596690875  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jimmy Dorrell is the pastor of Church Under the Bridge, an interdenominational church that grew from a Bible study with five homeless men in Waco, Texas, in 1992 underneath an interstate bridge. Today, there are 300 diverse people of many races and economic backgrounds who meet outside under the same interstate bridge each weekDorrell is no stranger to ministry among the poor. While still in his 20s, Dorrell and his wife sold their home and traveled the world to witness world poverty firsthand. They returned to Waco and purchased a 4,000-square-foot house occupied by a woman with 40 cats, two mentally ill veterans, and a wild 19-year-old. They have lived there for 27 years, using the space as a harbor for ministry. Dorrell and his wife, Janet, founded Mission Waco in 1992, a Christian, holistic nonprofit to empower the poor. Dorrell remains Mission Waco?'s executive directorDorrell holds an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in environmental studies from Baylor University, and a DMin from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is on the board of the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition and has founded four nonprofits that benefit the poor. He has written for numerous newspapers and periodicals and is an adjunct professor teaching urban mission classes at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and civic education classes at Baylor University. He and his wife, Janet, have four children, Seth, Josh, Zach, and Christy

Jimmy Dorrell was born in 1950.

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Experience poverty for yourself  Dec 9, 2009
The vast majority of Australians and Americans mistakenly assume that everyone else in the world is just like them, simply because they have never had the opportunity to experience life from within the mindset of someone who lives in completely different circumstances. This book explains how to run a 3-day poverty simulation, so that participants can really come to terms with what life is like for people living in poverty.

The book flows from the experience of the authors in running poverty simulations at Mission Waco in Texas for over 20 years. It provides step-by-step instructions for running a poverty simulation particularly suitable for older teens and young adults, giving the participants just a taste of the discomforts, hunger, indignities and injustices suffered by the poor and homeless as part of their daily lives.

Nearly all participants in the Plunge2Poverty experience find that it significantly enhances their understanding of poverty and other cultures, and a smaller but significant number of participants find it to be a life-changing experience. Some of the statistical information in the book is a little out of date and would be best updated before running a poverty simulation, and some adjustment would be required for Australian participants, but I highly recommend both the book and the simulation.

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