We are funded largely by some wonderful, faithful individual supporters and churches. The struggle is that often when people give you money, it creates this sense that you work for them.
This is the third post in a three-part series that addresses some of the common myths and misconceptions we experience most regularly.
If you’re basing your opinion of us on social media, it could totally appear that we have a lot of time on our hands and we’re really living it up. That’s because we do have fun…as our closest friends would say has always been the case for us. As much as we have fun, we also wrestle with the hardships inherent to departing one’s native culture and entering a new one.
The legacy image of what international missions should look like always seems to linger. We’re not digging wells, converting villages of poor people, and dressing in some relatively exotic fashion. The dissonance that image creates with the parts of our experience we’re able to communicate, combined with the hallmark American fear of getting duped or flimflammed, often results in some unfortunate encounters and assumptions.
The first of a three-part series that addresses some of the common myths and misconceptions we experience most regularly.
The topics of money, wealth, and what Christian economy should look like are as vital to the rebirth of the Christian church as they are uncomfortable for Christians to talk about. Why? Because the economy of a faith community should be in stark contrast to the economy of empire.
Within the next couple of months, our faith community’s residential program will end and the home we’ve shared with nearly two-dozen folks over the past year and a half will be vacant. That closure will be followed by approximately a year of construction and renovations to make the property safe and livable again.
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