Monday, March 25, 2013

Missions Monday: Helping Families Help Themselves



Romania 01 2012 from MWBI on Vimeo.



self–suf·fi·cient

 (adjective)


able to maintain oneself or itself without outside aid :capable of providing for one's own needs 

(Merriam-Webster)




One of the sad and happy parts of co-sponsoring a family is watching them "graduate" from the sponsorship. Sad that you no longer correspond/assist them.  But also very glad because they have made huge steps toward self sufficiency.  That is at the core of the family sponsorship program.  And that's what I like best about Mission Without Borders.  It's even in their mission statement:

"Reaching people for Christ: helping thousands of people out of poverty into a sustainable future"

Every body needs a little (or a lot) of help sometimes.  I love that Mission Without Borders works with local churches to "come alongside" families in need and help them reach a point where they can provide for their own needs- and "that they may have something to share with those in need" (Eph 4:28 NIV).  

In what ways have people "come alongside" you when you needed some help?  How can you walk alongside someone in need?  MWB is always in need of more people to sponsor families.  Just visit their website for more information!



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