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Cooking lessons as youthwork?
From Salvation Army's Caring Magazine
'Chopped Jr' consists of physical activity, cooking, measuring, kitchen equipment, reading recipes, budgeting, cooking techniques. It ends with a competition where the chefs make a meal for the judges.
'We heard God say He was going to connect us to the poor in spirit'
From an article by Kairos Connexion
Using the Kickstarter scheme, they created job placements with Christian firms, for 18-24 year olds on universal credit, plus mentoring and a course. Many are now on a faith journey..
Pureflow - a founder's story
There are over 1M motorcycle drivers in East Africa and less than 20% own their bike. Pureflow's lease-to-own program gives opportunity to own. This creates sustainable income, opportunities to save, and financial independence as well as kingdom growth.
Trauma as a place of service
From a talk at Q Ideas
There are many in this world who suffer from totally undeserved injustice and trauma. If we, as the body of Christ, look to suffering humanity, we would realise that trauma is perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21stC.
Developing commercial farmers - creating path to land ownership for the poor
From a film by Faith & Co
Agros purchases large tracts of land and invites landless families to join a village, where members buy for their land by building agri-businesses and working cooperatively.
Turning small groups into missional communities
From a talk by Sanjay Mahtani at Ekklesia ’22
"Over 10 years, we've discovered a vocabulary for mission, importance of each group ministering to city, doing things that build relationship with people beyond the walls of church, the priority of mission."
Global economic inequality: what matters most is not who you are, but where you are
From an article on Our World In Data
A person’s knowledge, skills, and how hard they work all matter for whether they are poor or not but together far less than being born into a large, productive economy.
Making music, changing lives: Youth orchestras help at-risk kids
From an article by Elizabeth Thompson, North Carol
“There’s benefits to music involvement; recovering from traumatic experiences, fostering positive experiences with learning and developing interpersonal skills - so essential to life."
Healing Grove Health Center
From a presentation at a Transform Our World Confe
"Every time I've had a call from God, I've been like, "Yeah, let's go." And then God says, "Whoa, slow down." This time something really unique happened. We are like, "I don't know." And God's like, "GO NOW! GO, GO, GO!""
From information by Poverty Cure
We are called to a loving and generous concern for the poor. We often ask what causes poverty. But the real question is; how do people create prosperity for themselves, their family, and their community?
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