Global Impact Tour
The Global Church sharing the good news of Jesus locally and globally in both word and deed
A core value of Live58 is celebration. We joyfully highlight the impact of a lifestyle of good news to the glory of God. These inspiring stories of transformation in the lives of each person inspire us and we hope they serve to move you to action. In this tour we are focusing on three stories of women and one girl who are making an enduring impact in their communities.
Terri Larson was challenged to move from the comfort of the US to serving orphans in Mozambique – supporting her husband in his calling. Together, they have been stretched well beyond anything they could have imagined. God has always been faithful. The Larsons powerfully demonstrate by their service and sacrifice how compassion and justice are rooted in the character of God and flow from the heart of God. We honor their witness. Given how we are commanded in God’s scriptures to take action, how might the Lord be calling you to be obedient to His purposes?
Santos Dolorosa is a giant serving the Lord through business. Through her story we see how Hope International invests in the dreams of the poor while proclaiming and living the gospel in the world’s underserved communities through biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty. We see the love of Jesus motivating her as an entrepreneur in bustling Quezon City, the Philippines – and celebrate her newfound capacity to provide jobs within her community and use her word to share God’s love with others.
In our pursuit of justice, we pursue God’s grand design for his creation, a hope for every man, woman and child to flourish in God’s kingdom. We long to see people restored to what God created them to be – people who understand that they are created in the image of God with the gifts, abilities, and capacity to make decisions and to effect change in the world around them. We thank God for the work of Chalmers who serve diligently to help us rethink poverty as God’s people, to better steward our lives, communities, resources, and relationships in order to bring glory to Him.
Ever feel overwhelmed by the extraordinary needs of our broken world? We celebrate Claire, a 10-year old inspired by the 58: Film to take action. Her parents explained the Bite Back resource offered by Compassion and she mobilized her class to provide the resources needed to provide 100 kids in Africa much-needed mosquito nets.
By God’s grace, the Live58 community continues to grow. We are, now more than ever, a worldwide alliance of Christ followers in unprecedented unity with our families and friends, in our neighborhoods and communities and with people around the world. As a “listening post” and an engaged movement of learners, we are developing and supporting collaborations as more of God’s people discover and live out their calling to seek biblical justice – both in their own communities and around the world. How are your living the True Fast today? Share your story and we’ll celebrate with you!
Grace and peace,
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The True Fast
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
1 “Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Tell My people their transgression
and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”
3 “Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.
4 You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.
5 Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?
6 Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.
Your righteousness will go before you,
and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.
9 At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
10 and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.
11 The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
12 Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.