June 22: Sleeping Outside to Make a Difference

Matt Bell will help the world’s poor by living and sleeping on the campus of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where he is a student.

The “world village” that Bell and other classmates will live in as part of the school’s “One Week, One Mission, One World” fundraiser consists of tents and shanty-town style dwellings, all intended to highlight the conditions residents face in Haiti and India.  Visitors to the “village” are encouraged to contribute toward mission journeys students will make to those countries during the summer.

Tim Palmer, assistant chaplain at the university, hopes to also raise awareness along with the funds, “awareness in our own hearts, [and] awareness in our community.”

We’re all connected as brothers and sisters, and all children of God!

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live

together in unity!  (Psalm 133:1)

Gather us together, Lord; united in Your love.

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