Reversing poverty: a new approach

There are many conflicting questions, views and policies regarding poverty. How can it end? Do we alleviate poverty or reduce it? How? Poverty has been defined and redefined. Experts talk endlessly about it. Poverty has been part of life on planet earth for centuries. It never seems to go away. We lament when seeing children hungry or dying young or …

One Special Night 2021

Now into our second year of pandemic we continue to serve. Last year, 2019, we provided 180 families with Christmas dinners though this time the people needed to pick up. Laura has been serving Christmas dinner and sharing God’s love in action since 2006.  More than ever people in Peru are needing our support. Join us. Please.  Go to the …

Learning and poverty

We are all learners. How well we learn varies with growth. Life is a series of transitions and ever increasing challenges. As we live and grow we face ever increasing challenges. New problems and challenges prompt us to seek new solutions and answers. We learn from our experience and our experience informs our learning. Intentional reflection on our experience leads …

Family and Poverty

Perhaps the biggest factor affecting poverty is the family. Family relationships can be both positive and negative. Families cost a lot but also make living life more worthwhile. Families can provide tremendous support and encouragement but also can be the source of unimaginable pain and despair. Within family relationships there exists the potential of commitment and love unlike any other. …

Poverty and Work

Use tasks/work to develop yourself and others. Work is of paramount importance in our lives. Work is fundamental to our well being and growth as individuals and essential to the smooth functioning of our families and neighborhoods as well as foundational to the operation of society at large. Without work nothing gets done. Services cannot be offered or taken advantage …