Sometimes it is human nature to judge the ability or creative capacity of someone based on the environment around them. For these boys growing up in the Guatemala City garbage dump community, many fellow Guatemalans have discounted their potential.
How often do we do the same thing? Think about missions and outreaches in your circle of influence. Do they discount the creative potential of the people they are serving by making assumptions about their potential. One of the ways many ministries discount the potential of the people they serve is by assuming they know what is best for them or what is needed to change their circumstance and creating a program to do that to or for the people needing assistance.
For the Love of Missions believes that all people are created in the image of a creative God who has created each individual with enormous potential. One of the ways For the Love of Missions tries to live out this belief is by empowering those we serve to take an active role in changing their circumstances. This means, often, we have to silence our own assumptions of what we think would be best for someone else, and listen to how God has already equipped and prepared them for growth.