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New Opportunities!

New Opportunities!

Imagine listening in the dark as your toddler cries himself to sleep. The ache in his stomach is the result of routinely having to go hungry. As a parent of three healthy children I cannot imagine how hard this would be, or what I might be willing to do to get the...
Headlines: A Better Way to Give

Headlines: A Better Way to Give

Recently I read 13 Things I Want American Christians to Know about the Stuff You Give Poor Kids by Rachel Jones. Though she used the program from a specific Western ministry as the launching point for her article, I believe she made some excellent general points about...
Extreme Flooding in Thailand

Extreme Flooding in Thailand

Annual floods, which are difficult even if expected, are a burden on the poor we serve in Thailand. Unfortunately, we have just received news from our Thai ministry director that record breaking flooding is affecting a region where we have planted churches in the...
Headlines: Trafficking in Cambodia

Headlines: Trafficking in Cambodia

A recent Christianity Today article on the impact Christian organizations are having on child sex trafficking in Cambodia affirmed our approach to combating sex trafficking in Southeast Asia.  First, I want to be sure to give credit to IJM and AIM for the great work...
Story of Transformation in Brazil

Story of Transformation in Brazil

We love sharing first hand testimonies of the work the Lord is doing among our church plants. This month we have story directly from our church planters who work in the Guarita community (Brazil), Gilmar and Lizandra. (This letter has been translated and edited for...
A Simple Need in Cambodia

A Simple Need in Cambodia

Off a dirt road on the outskirts of the city, in Cambodia there is a church that meets under a tree. This church started as a Bible study made up of mostly women and children caught in the devastating cycle of poverty. All but a couple of the men are absent. Many of...
Headlines: Good Intentions Go Bad

Headlines: Good Intentions Go Bad

In April I came across an article from The Gospel Coalition blog that I found very helpful and encouraging with regard to our work among the global poor. The article, 4 Ways Satan Uses Christian Generosity for Evil, discusses four pitfalls for giving to global...
Headlines: Revolution & Revelation

Headlines: Revolution & Revelation

Earlier this week I read An Insufficient Resistance at Christianity Today. I concur largely with the content in this article, especially the author’s assertion that revolution apart from the Gospel is not sufficient. At our core, fallen people are lovers of self....
Jesus’ Message Doesn’t Change

Jesus’ Message Doesn’t Change

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 13:1-2, NIV.  The LORD designed and created each of us in His image....

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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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