“There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”
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”...Read More
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?”Read More