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WEDNESDAY, JUL 31, 2013  |  4 comments  |  1 commentary
Your Help Is Hurting: How Church Aid Programs Make Things Worse

Jerry: “Your help is hurting.”

Peter: “Exactly, yeah. And anyone that’s been involved in philanthropy eventually comes to that point. When you try to help, you try to give things, you start to have the consequences. There’s an author Bob Lupton, who really nails it when he says that when he gave something the first time, there was gratitude; and when he gave something a second time to that same community, there was anticipation; the third time, there was expectation; the fourth time, there was entitlement; and the fifth time, there was dependency. That is what we’ve all experienced when we’ve wanted to do good. Something changes the more we just give hand-out after hand-out. Something that is designed to be a help actually causes harm. And so, microfinance turns that model on its head, and instead of going in and just saying, “We’ve got a lot of things you don’t, so we’re just going to give it to ...

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News Item7/31/13 9:24 PM
jpw  Find all comments by jpw
hoisting B gates on Africa is not compassion! but they do come with their philanthropies.

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MiChris | Michigan  Protected NameFind all comments by MiChris
Check out "When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself" by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett

Very much along the same lines discussed in the article.

Yes we need to be merciful and giving needs to go along with the gospel. But it is far to easy to send "stuff" to help and not really help people. We need to remember that God provides and while we can be his tools, that we need to be wise and discerning about how it is done.


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Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
james19 wrote:
first of all ..forbes?...really??
let us next bring a compelling artical from playboy
lets just all quit being in the world not of it and join the world in all its ways.
Did you actually read the article?
btw I don't recommend this but if needs required it I believe a mature knowledgable genuine born again Christian could read/critically review the text WITHOUT THE PICTURES THANK YOU VERY MUCH an article written in Playboy - which of course is a whole different story.

I liked this article, espcecially since two different brothers in missionary work have commented along the same lines of "western money" ruining the faith of the very people they wanted to see come to genuine saving faith (David Cloud and Paul Washer). Along with my own personal experience of seeing a brother from Uganda get hooked into American "Charity" and it having a horrible influence upon him

Now it ought to humble us as believers if someone in the world can see how a big business (even a religious business) of "Charity" can harm those we might seek to help and hopefully cause us to diligently seek God how we might actually befriend those in need instead of (in my words) exploit them for our own ends

Thanks SermonAudio for posting


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james19 | texas  Contact via emailFind all comments by james19
first of all ..forbes?...really??
let us next bring a compelling artical from playboy
lets just all quit being in the world not of it and join the world in all its ways.

missions is a command not a suggestion and giving is one of the most profitable ways to show the love of GOD.
to see a young boy who gets to wear shoes for the first time in his life
the problem we need to be facing is not bringing things into a community that they do not have .to bring money to bring closthse to bring toys and this way your not hurting you are feeding clothing and helping.
STAY WITH ME HERE the true problem is not giving most communties truly need what we have to give.the problem and the ownly problem we have is the people we send over there with the items we send we are doing missions all wrong we send over not qualified people but the young men and wemon who show spirituality hopping that they will get a happy feeling and want to help more. we do not send men and wemon who know the gospel who have been trained and taught we send over people who know how to make sure one person gets one shirt only we do not send people over who can sew into lives or even can teach them to sew.american missions will go over give stuff out laugh have fun take pictures and then tell e

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