Assembling Statement

I am here to change the poverty in my life. Poverty takes many forms. It is more than a lack of money and material things. Poverty robs me of my true self, and poverty alienates me from my community. My entire being cries out for liberation from the prison poverty has created for me.

I am willing to challenge poverty in all its forms. Through the ministry of these companions and with the intervention of the active goodness that seeks me out, I can be free.

I seek to realize the ways in which I have helped sustain my poverty. I am prepared to reassess the choices and actions that have led me here, and I desire to reform my life. Through my work and the loving support of others, I will restore my life. I will wait and work in hopeful anticipation, rejoicing for myself and others.