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Voices of Poverty

John Christer's Open Heart - Voices of Poverty

From “When Helping Hurts-How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself” by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert “In the 1990s the World Bank, the premier public-sector institution trying to alleviate poverty in low-income countries, consulted with “the poor … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts pt3 “The Mission of Israel and Now the Church”

As I read Corbett’s and Fikkert’s book I am continually humbled. I feel that I have failed my Savior in one of his primary missions. Jesus’s mission was to preach the good news of the kingdom in word and deed. … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts, pt2

Why did Jesus come to earth? Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett

“When Helping Hurts, How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself” Coincidentally (I suppose, not really) while getting under way in Chasing Francis I was invited to join a book study on When Helping Hurts. It has been a true “eye … Continue reading

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