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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...
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...
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....
Headlines: The Prosperity Gospel

Headlines: The Prosperity Gospel

The neo-Pentecostal movement continues to gain influence in Brazil. In January the nephew of the founder of the Universal Church of the Reign of God was elected as mayor of Rio de Janeiro. The Universal Church, as it is commonly referred to, has a horrible reputation...
Headlines: Local Leadership

Headlines: Local Leadership

Last month I read this article in Christianity Today about an issue that Compassion International is having in India. In short, it seems the government is actively trying to force Compassion out of India by limiting their ability to transfer funds into the country....

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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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