Thousands promised on 10.10.10!
Thousands of British Christians joined an estimated 60 million people across the world on 10.10.10 to challenge the injustice of extreme poverty.
Micah Challenge UK, a coalition of 33 Christian organisations including Christian Aid, inspired Christians across the nation to pray and pledge to play their part in seeing an end to poverty through individuals committing to promises.
In London, over 2000 Christians made promises across five services at Jesus House, Brent Cross.
One young person promised to donate a pound a week to help eradicate poverty in Nigeria and another pledged that, for every two pairs of shoes he bought, he would donate one set to charity.
In Cornwall, Churches Together in the Penzance Area succeeded in reaching their target of getting 10,000 local people to make promises. Those promises were then presented to their MP, Andrew George, who in turn promised to hand deliver them to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
In the aftermath of 10.10.10, promises are still flooding in to Micah Challenge. One such promise being from former Prime Minister Tony Blair: he promised to encourage his Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s volunteers and supporters across the world to give at least 2015 hours of community service to help end poverty.
To find out more about how 10.10.10 went visit the What’s Your Promise? website.