What is The Project Experience?

Project Experience: Cycle of Poverty from CCC Omaha on Vimeo.

Our high school mission teams set-up an interactive exhibit
spotlighting the challenges of developing countries.

1 out of 6 people do not have clean drinking water.
More than 40 million hours are spent every year fetching water.

8′ x 8′ house provides shelter, kitchen, family room for entire family.

Food for a week in developing countries … one large bowl of rice.
1 child dies every 5 seconds from hunger-related causes.
It would cost about $195 billion to end world hunger…
Americans and Europeans spend more than $30 billion on ice cream each year.
Basic medicines like immodium and neosporin are not available.
Nearly 11 million children die every year of preventable causes.

Young girls are lured to accept jobs as waitresses…
when in fact, they have entered human bondage.

More than 1,000,000 children enter the sex trade every year…
that’s 2 children every minute. The restaurant or factory they thought they were going to work is actually a brothel. Their boss has their papers and they are trapped.

Why does this matter? Americans spend billions on pornography every year.

Our Reflection room allowed space for participants to pray and weep and listen for God.
Pray for the problem of poverty.
Pray for the problem of human trafficking.
Pray for more clean water, medicine, teachers, workers.
Pray for the lost and the unreached.

One child left this beautiful message.

Understanding poverty, seeing the world from God’s eyes, beckons a response.

Write a note to an orphan, encourage a missionary,
pray for the lost, serve, give your money to reach the world.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40)

Many thanks to Envision for the Project Experience resources.

Posted by Sharon R. Hoover

About Sharon R Hoover

Serving the church for over twenty years in discipleship and mission ministries, I've walked alongside many people travelling and exploring the journey of faith. Add in my own crazy path and I hope my writing will offer glimpses of life worth sharing.
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