PU 045: Six Steps to End Poverty (Laying the Foundation #4)

Why do people remain poor?

This episode addresses six obstacles to positive change for people living in poverty. When all six of these obstacles are lifted, the change process can occur.

  1. Lack of education
  2. Lack of resources
  3. Human sinfulness
  4. Satanic deception
  5. Lack of supportive people
  6. Presence of opposition

When I explained this lesson to my 5- and 6-year-old daughters, here’s the language they understood for describing the six obstacles.

  1. No school
  2. No money
  3. Sin
  4. Satan
  5. Nobody helping
  6. Mean people

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PU 006: Why People Stay Poor

Why is it so hard for people to pull themselves out of poverty? In this episode we consider how people change and what keeps them from changing. Conclusions are drawn for charitable giving.

The change process:

  • Life experience, followed by…
  • Reflection, followed by…
  • Decision, followed by…
  • Action, followed by a new life experience.

Obstacles to change:

  1. Lack of knowledge
  2. Lack of resources
  3. Human sinfulness
  4. Satanic deception
  5. Lack of supportive people
  6. Presence of opposition

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