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Poverty Commission

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19

The goal of Jubilee House’s Poverty Commission is to work toward public justice and mercy. The Poverty Commission advocates for those in need by assessing current programs already operating in the community and giving as needed to these programs and organizations so that they may continue or improve their services. The current Head of the Poverty Commission is George Peters, who works closely with the Jubilee House Board of Directors in determining where Jubilee House aid goes. Money is given locally, as well as to established and respected Christian organizations abroad whose goals are also the elimination of poverty, starvation, slavery and oppression.

The Poverty Commission will also be working to network community leaders with the purpose to improve services already available, and to determine potential “holes” or “cracks” in the system that need to be filled by new services or organizations. As these needs are determined, the Poverty Commission will directly supporting the growth of these services and organizations with financial assistance.

One of the internal workings of the Poverty Commission is to monitor the workings of Jubilee House’s other three branches, the Financial Partnering, the Counseling Services, and the Resource and Education, constantly assessing whether or not they are being effective in the community.

Finally, as an advocate for the poor, the Poverty Commission will strive to be a support politically, keeping abreast of pertinent legislation and being a “voice” for those who have none.

“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” 1 John 3:16-18