“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.
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.
Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett offer an important awareness of material paternalism in their book When Helping Hurts: “Being from a materialistic culture, North Americans often view the solution to poverty in material terms and tend to pour financial and other material resources into situations in which the real need is for the local people […]
“One of the biggest mistakes that North American churches make- by far- is in applying relief in situations in which development is the appropriate intervention.” Brian Fikkert and Steve Colbert Relief needs to be reserved for emergency short-term situations because if it is given in a long term chronic situation it stunts the growth and […]
According to Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett in When Helping Hurts, one of the biggest challenges of material poverty is that it is physically isolating. Individuals and families close themselves off from each other. They include quotes of people living in material poverty who explain feeling alone and isolated is what it really means or […]
The cooking program evolved out of the mentoring program. While the long-term plan is to equip each family to start their own small business selling food to the community, the short-term is a lot of fun also! To accommodate the limited space, just a couple of people from each family learn the lesson each week, […]
It has been so exciting to see students flourish as a result of receiving a scholarship. There was one student who was struggling with his place at home and in the community because he wasn’t in school last year. He was getting into trouble and his mom was terrified he would get caught up in […]
Last call for golfers! We turn our official counts tomorrow so it’s now or never. Will you join us in the For the Love of Missions Golf Tournament in April 23?