Alleviate some of the stress associated with material poverty.
There's a lot of poverty in the world in the emotional and spiritual realm and we don't want to ignore that. But we believe that addressing the emotional or spiritual poverty of a person begins with alleviating some of the stress that comes with being materially poor. It's nearly impossible to start talking about the Kingdom of God while people lack basic needs. Our hope and belief is that as we work to alleviate some of these needs, people will hear the Gospel and start to move towards emotional and spiritual wholeness.