Does it seem that there is no way to ever end extreme poverty? According to a news release from Calvary Chapel Wasatch Front in Clearfield:
* 164,000 children died from measles in a single year.
* 881,000 people have been killed by malaria.
* 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty today.
Extreme poverty is defined as less than $1.25 a day to live on, the release states. However, it goes on, the impact of extreme poverty has been steadily decreasing in recent years, thanks to the efforts of numerous relief agencies and individuals.
To bring more information about poverty and its prevention to the general public, three local churches will premiere the film "58."
The film details what is already happening with a large number of relief agencies, and it shows how the viewer can get directly involved.
The film premiere launches in Davis County at 6 p.m. this Sunday at Calvary Chapel Wasatch Front, 564 S. 800 East, Clearfield. For more information, call the church at (801) 779-1001.
The next two showings will be in Weber county at
6 p.m. Jan. 29 at:
* Crossroads Christian Church, 6545 Combe Road, Uintah; 801-479-1052.
* Christian Worship Center, 1821 W. 4000 South, No. 300, Roy; 801-394-5835.
For more information about ending extreme poverty, go to the 58 website at www.live58.org.