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The Global Church sharing the good news of Jesus locally and globally in both word and deed

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Poverty and Injustice

Poverty and injustice are not God’s plan – we are.

As the bride of Christ, we share God’s heart of compassion for the poor and the oppressed. We pursue his design for justice.

We celebrate the advocacy work of Micah Challenge, inspired by scripture, guided by the Holy Spirit, and covered in prayer for a more just world. Extreme poverty and hunger will not be overcome by securing more food, but by securing more justice. It is for this reason that we engage in transformational advocacy.

People are inseparably physical, relational and spiritual beings and we are committed to holistic development. As the local church, we are both an agent and a sign of God’s kingdom within its community. We are honored to partner with YouthUnlimited and their SERVE initiative in assisting local churches to be living witnesses to God’s work in a specific time, place and culture – central to the transformation of our communities.

Live58 fosters partnerships working together with the Global Action Initiative and others to promote the gospel and alleviate the root causes of poverty worldwide. These collaborative efforts include:

- Highlighting innovative best practice concepts in global integral missions
- Supporting holistic transformational development
- Providing opportunities for pastors and leaders to engage with nonprofit organizations
- Developing shared vision for seeking justice, alleviating poverty, and advancing kingdom
- Building trust for meaningful collaboration among churches and organizations
- Implementing long-term action plans for mobilizing the Church to live the True Fast.

Grace and peace,

Rob Harvey
Executive Director

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The True Fast

Isaiah 58

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.