The Oath for Compassionate Service, Pt. 1

The Oath for Compassionate Service, Pt. 1

On October 12, we’ll be hosting our annual banquet with author and speaker, Robert Lupton. The stories and data presented in his book “Toxic Charity” were both convicting and inspiring. I became committed in those early days to not only help the hurting, but to do so in a way that treated them with dignity, where I could play my part in calling people higher; reminding them that they still have purpose and something to give — in spite of their current need.

After years of on-the-ground ministry and international missionary experience, Lupton crafted “The Oath for Compassionate Service”...

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Those People are Too Far Gone (Interview with a graduate)

Those People are Too Far Gone (Interview with a graduate)

After nearly four years under my VRM belt, I’ve heard all of the criticism regarding our services and programs — “the Mission is just a band-aid" or "you’re just enabling people who won’t change.” And most recently, “Those people are too far gone. We should just focus on the next generation.”

I asked SirJo, “What do people think happens — for the next generation — when a parent like you comes home?”

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