In addition to raising funds for the church’s new home in West Hollywood, California, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will also support BrittiCares International, which assists children with Cancer; and an organization supporting the children of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. Roberts called on the church to recognize the shootings as a wake-up call to work harder to be the example the world so desperately needs.
“Although we are sorrowful, we are not experiencing sorrow without hope,” said Roberts. “God has ordained us to be the light of the world and the tragedy in Connecticut is a call for us to let our lights shine like never before. Darkness will not relent. It’s time to be in purpose and walk out your calling. Don’t deprive the world of the light that God has put inside of you.”