Missional Context

The Guatemala City Garbage dump community is a fascinating place. When you can take a step back and observe the Missional Context.  The Guatemala City garbage dump is home to more than 30 organizations, most providing relief in the form of food, clothing, medical care and educational programs for children. These organizations host nearly 100 […]

Poverty is more than Material Poverty

Another definition that is crucial to our mission is about poverty. Poverty is more than material poverty. God intended humans to have healthy and active relationships with Him, ourselves, others, and the rest of creation. Unfortunately when the fall happened in the garden of Eden, all four of these foundational relationships were broken. This is […]

Rebuild the Ancient Ruins

As For the Love of Missions explored our future, we took the time to reflect on our beliefs, defining some of the key terms we use. Generational Cycles of Poverty are the false thinking, destructive patterns of behavior, and damaging societal influences that keep generations of families trapped in similar situations. Generational cycles of poverty are often specific to a family […]

A New Path with the Same Mission

Over the last year, For the Love of Missions has been steadily working to a new strategy in Guatemala. God made it clear we no longer were to operate the jewelry business, and He took us into a time of refining. Throughout the process, For the Love of Missions remained committed to our mission of Transforming Generational […]

Cross- Cultural Engagement: Indirect vs Direct Communication

Direct vs. Indirect Communication In high context culture, great care is taken to communicate with attention to feelings so communication can be indirect or implicit. In a low context culture, communication is more concerned with ensuring information is completely exchanged, with less value placed on feelings. Plueddemann (2009) addresses this connection and applies it to […]

Alex

It is a blessing to be a part of For the Love’s Ministry, where I can have a decent job and I can supply for my basic needs to be able to keep on going in the midst of difficulties that I can find in life. At this job we read daily devotionals. This is […]

Poverty

God intended humans to have healthy and active relationships with Him, ourselves, others and the rest of creation. Unfortunately when the fall occurred in the Garden of Eden, all four of these foundational relationships were broken. This is the root of poverty. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in When Helping Hurts explain “Poverty is the […]