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World poverty is not OK with God, and it shouldn’t be OK with us. 18,000 children die every day of preventable causes, but many of us wonder if we can make a difference in the face of such a grim number.
Listen to this episode to learn how people like you can actually make an impact on world poverty. We’ll answer:
What small and simple steps can help one person living in poverty?
What is a graduation plan and why is it important?
Is it better to focus on one issue or many problems at once?
In this special episode of Poverty Unlocked, we feature the recording of a conference call between U.S. church leaders and the President and CEO of Food for the Hungry, Gary Edmonds.
During the call, Gary shared his heart for the Church and a vision for ending poverty.
Gary Edmonds has come to FH with a strong background of church leadership. He has planted and led churches both in the United States and abroad. He served as Senior Associate Pastor of Mariners Church, a multi-campus church based in Irvine, California. He also led Crossroads Church in Geneva, Switzerland. He has served with Churches Together as well as leading other organizations.
Gary served on the board of FH for eight years before accepting the role of President and CEO in 2014.
To learn more about church partnerships at FH or to learn about future conference calls and webinars, visit FH Church Engagement.
Did you know that the United Nations, Food for the Hungry and organizations around the world have New Year’s Resolutions too? They’re called the Millennium Development Goals. They’re actually more like “New Millennium Resolutions,” I suppose.
Bonus material in this episode: How to keep your New Year’s resolutions!
Alisa Schmitz answers questions about church partnerships. When a church in the U.S. partners with a community in the developing world, life change occurs on both sides of the relationship. The overseas community can be released from poverty, and the U.S. church can also learn and grow. Ultimately, church partnerships exist to bring about the Kingdom of God.
In this episode…
The goal of long-term church partnerships
Preparation for short-term mission trips and ongoing relationships (Matthew 10:9-10)
This episode is the second in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked.
“’I just brought you the kingdom of God, and it’s a size 7 pair of shoes. But don’t thank me! Thank God…’ Does that strike anybody else as a pretty shallow kingdom?”
There is a difference between converts and disciples. Missional living is connected to wholistic ministry, but we need to make one step beyond living missionally. We discuss handing out food and shoes, and how to share Christ without undermining our message.
Questions and answers about gifts in kind. Are handouts ever appropriate in community development?
Andrew Crawford and Cameron Calabrese work for Gifts in Kind Resources at Food for the Hungry, a department that handles non-cash items going to other countries. In this interview we discuss if and when “handouts” are appropriate, a case study in charging a small amount rather than offering a handout, and Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda. Andrew and Cameron ask, “When was the last time you thought about Bangladesh?”
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This episode is the first in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked.
Poverty started in Genesis. It was solved by the Christ’s work on our behalf. Because of Christ’s work, poverty can be overcome today, and it will be completely solved when God brings about a new heaven and earth. Understanding the Biblical story of poverty helps us to understand how Christians should respond to injustice and worldwide needs.
Three brothers – Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet – make up the band Willet. In this interview, Jeremy Willet shares the heart of the band, his experiences in Ethiopia, and how Christians can make a difference in the fight against poverty–no matter what their profession. Jeremy invites you to e-mail him with your comments.