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Compelled by compassion, students make a difference

by Emily Crowe | Sep 03, 2015

After witnessing the stark reality of poverty and disaster around the world at Medical Teams International's Real. Life. Exhibit, students from Hillsboro First Baptist Church felt called to make a difference. Although the suffering was heartbreaking, they were inspired by just how much impact they could have on the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

Hillsboro First Baptist Donation
Hillsboro First Baptist students present their check to Medical Teams International at our headquarters in Tigard, Oregon.

Compelled by compassion, several students decided to act. Working diligently in their community, they raised and donated $800 for life-changing preventative tools. With their donations, MTI will be able to provide clean-burning stoves and anti-Malaria mosquito nets.

This donation means families will be protected from dangerous respiratory infections and malaria. Children will be less likely to die from pneumonia and grow up strong and healthy-- better able to thrive for years to come.

These passionate students worked hard and made a difference. We are inspired by the love they are demonstrating for vulnerable people around the world.

Thank you, Pastor Bruce and every single student at Hillsboro First Baptist Church, for your compassion. You are truly making a difference.