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Jul'14

Short Term Mission Failure: a poorly kept secret?

what is wrong with these people? They have to walk for kilometres for water, often to polluted streams, and this pump is just sitting there at their doorstep - Why don't they fix it?

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23

Jul'14

Should Anyone Care For the Poor?

We were on our way to care for the poor. We were up a mountain.  Our truck had made the …

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09

Jul'14

Want to help the poor? Don’t make this rookie mistake

A few years ago I was at a church that wanted to help the poor, so we started looking for …

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16

Jun'14

89 reasons why you think about poverty the way you do

When I think of living in the country, living rurally, the picture that comes to mind is of “Anne of …

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25

Apr'14

So You Want to be an Aid Worker?

You might have an appetite to become an aid worker, but do you have the stomach for it? This was the question an …

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06

Mar'14

Causes of Poverty: The answer will surprise you.

Late one night in a hotel room in Toronto in my way to Haiti, I realized I was going to …

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12

Dec'13

The #1 Change That Haiti Needs

I recently had lunch with a friend and we talked, as I often do, about international relief and development work. …

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12

Mar'13

Why I Refuse to ‘Just Help Out’

  Many people ask me what I actually do when I show up in a new country. Do I pick …

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06

Nov'08

Short Term Missions Training and Good Intentions

Is it optional to train for a marathon? A personal choice whether or not to go to school before you …

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08

Oct'08

Can I get a receipt for that?

What do you call it when I give you money, and you give me a report and a receipt? To …

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