Child Development and Community Development: Is One Better Than the Other?

How we go about fighting extreme poverty contrasts with how other organizations work toward the same goal. We fight poverty personally; whereas, many organizations fight communally.

I don’t mean that other organizations aren’t personally invested or committed to eliminating extreme poverty. I mean that a child focused, child development approach to fighting poverty is distinctly different than a broader community development approach.

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Letting Go of the Right Dream

Poverty is a strong force. And it’s lies cripple.

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Rescuing the Future

The people who suffer the most from extreme poverty are children. These children are the reason why we need to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

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Don’t Believe the Lies

The Enemy wants us to lose hope. He wants us to feel as disempowered and discouraged as the children we’re trying to rescue.

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Our Mission Statement Expanded and Explained

Our mission is our enduring purpose. It describes why we exist, what we are passionate about and what our programs are meant to accomplish. It’s summed up in the phrase, “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”

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Pictures of Poverty

We’re publishing pictures of poverty on a daily basis at picturesofpoverty.com. They are meant to show the dignity and hope which can be found in extreme poverty, if you look, despite the oppression poverty inflicts upon them

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Paper Angels All Year Long

The actions of the Christian community serving the poor are what show them there is something truly different about this Jesus… something that is, in fact, life changing.

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Words of Encouragement are Always Needed

Even though you smell like sewage on the outside, you smell like Jesus on the inside.

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When Does a Boy Become a Man?

A boy becomes a man when he understands and consistently demonstrates through humble surrender to God that the Lord’s strength abounds in human frailty.

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Poverty’s Other Lie

Sadly, millions have bought into the lie of poverty. We see it in sullen, desperate faces and hear it in tearful cries of anguish. Yet poverty’s other lie, the lie believed by some of the wealthiest people in the world, is just as powerful.

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Challenging the Mindset of a Child in Poverty

Children are given the freedom to start dreaming. They are told they have hope for a future, one that doesn’t have to be controlled by poverty.

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