No Poor Among Them

The Dixon’s Live Below the Line Challenge (Day 1)

Day 1 – Done. Pancakes for breakfast, bread, carrot sticks, and an orange for lunch (a banana, a carrot, and a bit of rice for Dave), saltines with peanut butter for a snack, and lentil stew on rice for supper. I couldn’t help but think how fake this whole thing is as I went about […]

The Dixon’s Live Below the Line Challenge (Prelude)

First off, let me state that I don’t think what we are about to do is a noble thing. In many ways, I feel like it is such a first world way of looking at a very serious problem in the world. Nevertheless, I hope that if only in some small way I will better […]

Joseph Peterson: There’s Always Duct Tape

It appears, the neighbor children (and that’s like 50 kids) seem to think that Joseph is the easiest name to remember of us three so every time we go out all I hear is my name being shouted from every bare-footed child in every unpaved direction. Sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes I can’t […]

015: Bishnu Adhikari, CHOICE Humanitarian

Bishnu Adhikari has a great passion for alleviating poverty. For many years now, he has worked as the in-country director in Nepal for CHOICE Humanitarian. He has also been named CHOICE Humanitarian of the year. As a convert to the Church, Bishnu enthusiastically works to lift people out of poverty. CHOICE Humanitarian’s Website A piece […]

The Fourth(gotten) Mission of the Church

 There was no fanfare when it was announced that “caring for the poor and the needy” would be added as a fourth “mission” or purpose of Church in 2009, and perhaps rightfully so. After all, such a duty is already implicit in the overall mission of the Church. Throughout the Church’s history, the Lord has […]

014: Cindy Packard, Care for Life

Meet Cindy Packard, a midwife from Gilbert, Arizona. Several years ago she was approached by a friend who encouraged her to look into the maternal and infant mortality problem in Mozambique. At first Cindy resisted, stating that she was too busy. The friend persisted until she convinced Cindy to pray about the possibility of doing something.  After a strong impression […]

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