All the ends of the earthwill remember and turn to the LORD,and all the families of the nationswill bow down before him
Empower the Poor to Find the Answer
Regardless of how good our intenons are, without the essenal foun-daon of biblical character, all eﬀorts to overcome poverty will fail - no maerhow much money is sent. When it comes to poverty - a lack of money is notthe cause of the problem, and tons of cash is not the soluon. There isnothing wrong with helping people through a desperate situaon, and weshould do all we can when lives are in imminent danger, but we must focusour eﬀorts on what helps people get out of poverty, not keep them connuallydependent on outsiders for their survival. The strategies employed to help thepoor must encourage and support the individual and community eﬀorts of thepoor to change their own situaon. No amount of outside aid and outsidesoluons can replace local iniave. No amount of hard work by outsiders canreplace the ongoing hard work of the local people in creang jobs and starngtheir own businesses. The local people have to be empowered to take respon-sibility for their own lives and be given the spiritual tools, business skills andfreedom that can enable them to li themselves out of poverty. Is there a rolefor outside help? Yes but it has to be centered around
from theinside out, not simply pung expensive band-aids on the situaon that willeventually wear oﬀ.
The healing and transformaon must come from inside.We can help in this process, but we cannot and should not do it for them.
Poverty ulmately derives from the Fall of man and the four brokenrelaonships that have resulted. These are with God, with others, with our-selves and with creaon as a whole. These broken relaonships have aﬀectedall of us, but for the poor they have become a crushing burden that Satan hasused to convince the poor to believe a lie and keep them in poverty.
Sep - Oct 2011 Volume 1, Issue 5
Pray for the Christmasoutreach in Cambodia.
Pray pray for 3 days gospelcrusade during Mar 2012 inMyanmar.
Please pray for the communi-ty center in gelang patah inJohor bahru.
Pray for the revival in thenation of Indonesia which has237 Million population
Pray that God’s hand to openthe doors in the nation of Laoswhich has 7 Million popula-tion
Promise verse for 2011
“Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit”, says the LordAlmighty ( zech 4:6)