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"Camp Out for Poverty" brings light to growing issue

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Canyon, TX -
Members of the First Methodist Church in Canyon spent Saturday night sleeping outside.

While some may not think this was a good idea the groups says they slept under the stars for a good cause.

Event organizers say it was all part of a poverty awareness lesson to help bring to life the struggles some people deal with on a daily basis.  

Each week, Pastor Rick Enns says they focus on different topic and issues, discussing what can be done to make the community a better place. 

"We've been focusing on homelessness and so part of that we had a camp out last night and invited people to camp out in our park behind the church and then as a part of that we'd get up in the morning and come to church in our camp clothes," he told us. 

The event started Saturday night at 7 and lasted through Sunday morning.