“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 […]
How can helping hurt anyway? We can actually do a lot of damage to ourselves and those we are trying to help. Often people living in material poverty have a low self image- feeling helpless or worthless. And people not living in material poverty have an elevated self-image- they could be the provider or problem […]
We are always so excited to see the way God works through our local leader partners. The programs and opportunities they create are so uniquely designed for their communities, it is hard not to see God’s hand at work. Brad Smith writes, “Often the reason we are surprised by the genius of community leaders is […]
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who participated in the golf outing. We are so grateful to sponsors, golfers, fundraisers and volunteers. Truly it was a day of local engagement for a global cause. The funds raised will continue to support life-changing mentoring and discipleship in the Guatemala City garbage dump […]
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 […]
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 […]
Play is such a critical part of life for children in all cultures. The children in Popabaj face a lot of daily challenge, but they are able to come together during the community center days to learn and play. Their sweet giggles and playful voices are powerful to bring hope.
The mentors recently shared that they know they are building genuine relationships with the families they serve because they are being honest and real about their faith. Often in this community, people will share what they think the other person wants to hear so it shows genuine growth that the families have moved away from […]
The learning center is a strategically designed space. On the surface it might look like a basic tutoring or after school program, but to hear the tutors share their heart it is so much more. When the students first come in, the tutors spend time playing games and just being together. It is in that […]
Everything For the Love of Missions does is because He has risen! Jesus has called everyone involved in For the Love of Missions into relationship with Him! We are thankful that He has called us to serve Him in this way. Rejoice!