Thousands of college students from around the world converged in Atlanta this week at the Passion Conference 2010.
More than 20,000 students from 37 countries packed the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta for the four-day gathering.
The conference challenged students to worship the Lord with their lives and to impact the lives of others who are hurting all over the world.
Students answered that call by raising $1.3 million in global aid.
"Crazy. Thank you so much," Passion Conference founder/director Louie Giglio told the students. "What a beautiful day, what a beautiful time. "We love you guys, we believe in you, and we believe even more in God. Let's go live it out on our campuses."
The money will be directed to sponsor children, an education center for Dalit people in India, to rescue women from the sex trade in Nepal, and to build wells, among other things.
Some of the ministries affected by the Passion outreach include World Vision, Hope International, and Compassion International.