4 Crucial Things To Realize Before You Serve The Poor

I meet many people who are at the very beginning stages of wanting to “do something” about extreme poverty. Sometimes they feel compelled to get involved because they watched a moving documentary. Other times it’s because they came across some shocking statistics. But, most often, … Continue reading4 Crucial Things To Realize Before You Serve The Poor

The Cold Distance Language Posturing Puts Between Us And The Poor

When I lived in Malawi, I was told by “development experts” that I shouldn’t use the phrase “helping the poor” because the word “helping” was “paternalistic and demeaning.” At the time, I nodded my head and did my best to follow their instructions. When communicating … Continue readingThe Cold Distance Language Posturing Puts Between Us And The Poor