Plunge 2 Poverty

Plunge2Poverty is an intense poverty simulation experience designed to confront participants with the realities of a life lived in poverty. Simulations are held s groups reques.  Please check our calendar for scheduled simulation dates.

About Plunge2Poverty

  • Small groups and/or congregations may reserve a weekend for the simulation;  
  • We must have at least 16 registered for the simulation and cap registrations at 35;
  • The $45 fee covers lodging, meals, and all aspects of the simulation;

What to bring

  • No expectations other than you will learn something;  Understand that we will give you very little information about the simulation prior to your arrival.
  • Bring as little as possible; the simulation begins upon arrival and ends just prior to leaving so their is no free-time.
  • You may bring bedding if you wish; 
  • A commitment to seeing this through;  you will face difficult things, you will be tired, you will not be comfortable... 

For more information, contact Director Darin Nissley at or 330.417.0379.





















While statistics and photos can crystallize the dilemma of hunger and poverty in our minds, the real experience is unimaginable for most of us.

Can you imagine what life would be like if you were a parent of a child whom you knew was going to bed each night hungry?  Have you ever truly known hunger?  


Have you ever felt worthless because you couldn't find work and the only way to make ends meet was to get in line for food... for a welfare check... for clothes... for everything. 

Poverty affects almost half of the world, and 1.4 billion human beings live in "absolute poverty," meaning they live without basic necessities to survive.  Yet many of us have only missed a meal due to a diet or to personal choice, not for lack of access.  The division between the "have's" and the "have-not's" is wide and neither group probably understands the other very well.  But to ignore the chasm is irresponsible and certainly not Christ-like."

We who have committed our lives to follow God who fed the masses, healed the sick, cast out the demonic forces, and forgave the sinner must be willing to follow our Lord's reminder: When we feed, heal, visit, and give a drink of water, we do it to Him (Matthew 25:37-40).

- adapted from the writings
of Jim & Janet Dorrell, 
creators of Plunge2Poverty