소식 & 이벤트
 
  Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions
 작성자 : KAFHI
작성일 : 2014-10-07     조회 : 5,775  
 관련링크 :  http://povertyunlocked.com/2014/09/26/helping-without-hurting-in-short-term-missions-with-steve-corb… [3033]
 관련링크 :  http://povertyunlocked.com/2014/09/26/helping-without-hurting-in-short-term-missions-with-steve-corb… [2831]


(by Wendy McMahan on OCTOBER 2, 2014 in CHURCH, WORLD POVERTY)

On the day I met Steve Corbett, he warned me about mold.

It was September 2001, shortly after I had been accepted into the Hunger Corps program of Food for the Hungry (FH). Steve had just left his position at FH to join the faculty at Covenant College, and he had agreed to mentor a new FH missionary. To this day, I’m grateful that I was selected to be his mentee.

I was preparing to go to Pucallpa, Peru. Steve had been there, so I asked for some advice.

“It won’t be easy,” he said. “It’s beautiful, but it’s really hot and humid.”

“Any packing tips?” I asked.

“Just don’t pack too much if you’re not planning to stay forever,” he replied. “Even your books will smell like mildew after a few months.”

He was right, of course. To this day, 12 years after my return from Peru, the Bible that I took with me still evokes that scent!


When Helping Hurts

Steve Corbett has been right about a number of things over the years. In 2009, his book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself, co-authored with Brian Fikkert, debuted and quickly swept through the Christian development world.

I was among many development professionals who recognized the genius of the book.  The principles that Corbett and Fikkert espoused came from already existent development classics such as Bryant Myers’ Walking with the Poor, but they simplified and contextualized the message for a mainstream Christian audience.

It didn’t take long for church leaders to embrace the book. Once I had struggled to help churches to understand the biblical approach to development, but after this book released, I regularly met pastors who had already studied and understood the concepts employed by FH.


Short-Term Missions

Since When Helping Hurts was released, thousands of US churches have reconsidered their approach to missions among the materially poor. Many have been led to ask, “Should we even send short-term mission trips?”

In their latest book, Corbett and Fikkert tackle the question of short-term missions.  Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions is available in a leader’s guide and a participant’s guide.

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting down with Steve Corbett for an interview on the topic of short-term missions. In the audio interview, he shares principles that can guide any short-term team participant. Visit the Poverty Unlocked page to hear more!

I’m grateful for the role that my friend Steve Corbett has had in helping American Christians to understand poverty from a biblical perspective. And I’m reminded of his extensive wisdom every time I smell my Bible!

 
 
TOTAL 186
시카고 퍼스펙티브스 선교훈련* 등록마감 변…
KAFHI 에서 주관하는 퍼스펙티브스 훈련이 2015년 4월 13(월) ~ 17(금)까지 선교한국 파트너스 한철호 선교사, OMF 전 인도네시아 손창남 선교사, SEED 캄보디아 백신종 선교사를 모시고 시카고에 …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-01-15  |  Hit: 6619
구인 광고
국제기아대책 남가주 총괄 본부장으로 함께 일하실 분을 찾습니다. 동일한 비전을 품고 한 마음으로 같이 일할 수 있는 분이면 좋겠습니다. 관심있으신 분은 이력서(학력과 경력이 들…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-01-15  |  Hit: 5256
Glory
(Sunrise in Peru) by Marty Martin on OCTOBER 20, 2014 in FROM OUR LEADERSHIP In Colossians 1:27, Paul wrote about the riches of the mystery “which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This week the US staff of Food for the Hungry (FH) is…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-30  |  Hit: 5470
Ebola: A Worldwide Matter of Concern
by Staff Writer on OCTOBER 21, 2014 in DISASTER RELIEF A cursory view of TV shows and newspapers in America will alert you to the fact that Ebola has become wall-to-wall news, as it’s begun to impact people worldwide. The U.S. experienced it…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-28  |  Hit: 5846
Food for the Hungry's new President/Chief Executive Off…
We have VERY EXCITING news to share with you all! Our Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Gary Edmonds has been named Food for the Hungry's new President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). We are thrilled to begin a new chapter at FH with…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-28  |  Hit: 6216
URGENT LIBERIA: Help Quell the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Vi…
Liberia, West Africa WHO says that the most effective way to stop the disease is to quickly lower the infection rate, especially in West Africa. Food for the Hungry (FH), through an Integral Alliance partnership that includes Medical Teams Interna…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-28  |  Hit: 5949
윤피터 선생님 문안인사
살만한 나라 방글라데시 10월을 맞으며.... 올 여름에 방글라에 온지 처음으로 한국에 다녀왔습니다. 여러분들을 만나며, 저희의 삶과 사역, 계획들을 나누었습니다. 격려에 감사드립니…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-16  |  Hit: 5123
The Seen and Unseen World
Paul wrote in Ephesians 6: "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-16  |  Hit: 5586
Filling the Food Gap in Ethiopia
by Kebede Lulie on OCTOBER 9, 2014 in STORIES, WORLD POVERTY Bugna district The late onset rainy season is about to cease. From a distance, all mountains and valleys look like they are covered with well-woven green and yellow carpets. It is b…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-09  |  Hit: 5714
Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions
(by Wendy McMahan on OCTOBER 2, 2014 in CHURCH, WORLD POVERTY) On the day I met Steve Corbett, he warned me about mold. It was September 2001, shortly after I had been accepted into the Hunger Corps program of Food for the Hungry (FH). Steve ha…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-10-07  |  Hit: 5776
Humanitarian Crises…Looking Beyond the Grim Statistics
As an aid worker, I am often tempted to throw in the towel when I am faced with humanitarian situations that seem irreparable. When I visit communities and interact with hopelessness, suffering, pain, lost dreams as a result of war, disease, and mo…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-09-30  |  Hit: 5075
Witch doctors and the Gospel
(by Holly Martinez on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in SPONSOR IMPACT, STORIES, WORLD POVERTY) When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-09-25  |  Hit: 5391
Grace
(by Marty Martin on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 in FROM OUR LEADERSHIP) Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situa…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-09-25  |  Hit: 5264
One School Can Make a Difference
By staffwriter on August 29, 2014 in Stories, World Poverty In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well. The Lakartinya School is making a…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-09-02  |  Hit: 5149
3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing
FH Health Promoter trains Leonie on how to cook nutritious food. Leonie and her children listen to the FH Health Promoter teach about prenatal care. Leonie’s children now wash their hands and are getting sick less often. By Renee Targos on A…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2014-08-27  |  Hit: 5532
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Copyright © Korean American Food for the Hungry International. All Rights Reserved.    Admin