The families in the mentoring program have found connection and hope in their Saturday activities two times a month. These times together on Saturday are always at the end of a busy week dealing with the challenges of working, going to school, etc. but the families chose to come together for fellowship and fun. May […]
Incarnational ministry is a fancy way of saying being present and in person. Joel Van Dyke and Kris Rocke break down Jesus as an example of being present. “If Jesus sends us as the Father sent him, exactly how did the Father send Jesus? The answer sings out from the beginning of the Gospel (of […]
Dave Hillis writes this in his book, Playgrounds or Battlegrounds, “How we see and hope for our cities greatly affects how we behave in them, individually and collectively. We will argue that seeing our cities as God’s playgrounds, where we can see God’s redemptive Spirit already at work inviting us to join in and share […]
“Having a heart for the poor is easy. Having a mind for the poor is the challenge.” -Michael Fairbanks- The heart gives you the compassion to do something the mind secures the actions needed.
Yesterday in Guatemala our team brought all of the children and families from the tiny little village, Papa baj to the movies and for a happy meal. These kids have NEVER experienced anything like this. The area they live in is so remote and isolated. Praying their eyes, hearts and minds are wide open and […]
Space has been one of the simplest things For the Love of Missions has provided over the years and God has blessed that simple provision. Several years ago, we heard from a few local leaders about the lack of space for ministries to use and for them to meet with community and ministry leaders. We […]
Education is a critical aspect of breaking the cycle of poverty. We are so thankful that God has allowed 11 students to continue their education this school year through For the Love scholarships. We are hopeful for additional growth and education for these families and students in the years to come.
The challenges of the Guatemala City garbage dump community are many, especially for students who are dedicated to working hard at school. There are not many places and spaces available for students to get help, be encouraged or just use a computer or table to complete an assignment. The tutoring center was developed out of a […]
What can we say but Praise God over how He has used our open hands in Popabaj. Homes have been built, babies born healthy, children are growing and learning, moms are caring and interacting with their children and each other in new ways. God is good!
Community development strategies reach beyond mere charity to engage people in solving the problems in their neighborhoods,” write Alexia Salvatierra and Peter Hetzel in Faith Rooted Organizing. This builds upon a development rather than a relief approach. Often a community can solve its problems, but that development can be blocked by a number of outside […]