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Headlines: Reframing Poverty

Headlines: Reframing Poverty

Recently, The Exchange with Ed Stetzer featured the article Reframing the Issue of Poverty. The author, Gabriella Siefert, does an excellent job of capturing something that most of us miss regarding poverty. Westerners almost exclusively understand poverty in economic...
The Place of Suffering in the Kingdom of God

The Place of Suffering in the Kingdom of God

There is much we can learn from the story of Joseph. The dangers of parental favoritism and envy, as well as, the importance of faithfulness and perseverance are all points of application we can glean from the narrative. Perhaps the most valuable thing Christians...
Puppet Ministry in Capão da Canoa

Puppet Ministry in Capão da Canoa

We love to see the creativity our church planters and leaders use to advance the gospel in their communities. One example is the puppet ministry in Capão da Canoa. Pastor Lindomar has a heart for children, which is good because the poor communities are filled with...
Ministry Update: Economy Rebounds, Giving Drops

Ministry Update: Economy Rebounds, Giving Drops

It is has been a difficult few years for us. We weathered the economic downturn pretty well, but about the time the economy began to improve donations began to drop off for us. We spent a couple of years with declining income which left us with no choice but to stop a...
Want to Give More this Christmas?

Want to Give More this Christmas?

A child living in a majority world slum faces many obstacles, one of which is trying to get an education. When a family is struggling to find food, school supplies don’t seem that important. However, without the necessary supplies children who are already struggling...
Author Sharon Hoover on Mapping Church Missions

Author Sharon Hoover on Mapping Church Missions

As followers of Christ, we recognize serving and being His witnesses as critical parts of our spiritual journey. Yet we can lose years wandering in the search for the best ways to connect to this mission. So many opportunities exist to explore God’s call and to meet...
Thailand Ministry Expansions

Thailand Ministry Expansions

Thanks to a new partnership with a church in California, we are launching a new church planting effort in Thailand. Our leadership team has been exploring several opportunities and will be making a decision on which project to move forward with first. We are excited...
The Kingdom Way

The Kingdom Way

Life in the kingdom of God does not function the same way life in the kingdom of this world does. Life in the kingdom is rather backward when compared to life in the world. It is for this reason that some theologians refer to the kingdom of God as the upside down...
Opportunity in Thailand

Opportunity in Thailand

Thousands of Cambodian workers come to Thailand legally each year seeking work. These workers sign onto contracts with different companies for years at a time, most working eight hour days, seven days a week. They pay rent to live in work camp slums that provide...

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When Patrick in Bárbara launched Living Bread Ministries in 2004 they had to embrace poverty. For several years their family lived well below the poverty level, diverting everything they could into sparking a church planting movement among the global poor. This is the encouraging story of how the Lord sustained them and ultimately established our comprehensive church planting ministries in South America and Southeast Asia.

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