We use products as solutions to alleviate poverty by meeting immediate needs and creating opportunities for empowerment. Our church partners are a big part of these efforts so we wanted to share people and stories with you that are inspiring us!
Mark and I discuss Sabbath retreats, compassionate story telling to heal community, unclogging toilets, his dad (Mike Yaconelli co-founder of Youth Specialities), the 12 and 1 ministry, Baby Yoda, and sticking to our knitting. Enjoy!
Michael is passionate about leadership and community development. Especially urban community and how the church can contribute significantly through relational awareness. This pastor, prof, consultant, and fellow Christ follower offers unique insights and stories to our role in God’s redemption of the world.
Find out why Japheth has so many “O’s” in his name on Facebook, the impact of the TSTG in Kenya, about his family, short-term group advice, what a great guy he is, and why he is so important to our team!
Eric is a speaker, artist and author. More importantly he is a follower of Christ, husband, and dad! We discussed His Axe Academy “Axe Cast” (https://theaxeacademy.com) / Exploring Priorities in life / Peace as the “umpire” in our decisions / Faithfulness vs. Balance (EST juked me HARD here!)
Being Vs Doing / Work and Vocation.
And generally just having a great conversation with some gritty insights from EST. Enjoy!
Steve Corbett and Kenny discuss changes he would make to the book “When Helping Hurts,” the one original idea they contributed to the book, his impact on consulting with the Because team, where he thinks The Shoe That Grows fits in the work of humanitarian relief work, short-term teams, and the basic building blocks for cultivating the importance of development thinking.
Joan spent some time with us sharing her heart and insights for life from her trade mark theme and book: I Get To! http://www.joanendicott.com She is also a Because partner and has taken The Shoe That Grows to Australia to help alleviate poverty downunder and networked for The Shoe to be taken onto Papua New Guinea and Tonga. This month (Sept 2019) Joan is taking The Shoe That Grows on her business trip to Phoenix where we are partnered with the Rescue Mission and Salvation Army for distribution. Thanks Joan!
Fuzz and Kenny discuss StoptheTraffik.org efforts to abolish modern slavery, the progress they are making with the Australian government, how we can make a difference in our everyday lives to counter-act slavery through our consumerism, the real-life story of Vanak’s freedom from slavery, and how anti-slavery efforts engage with the process of alleviating poverty.
Steve spent a couple days consulting with the Because team on our mission, goals, and future. We could not pass up the opportunity to ask some fun and some in-depth questions. Together we discuss life, mission, Change Theory, and preferred dental fluoride flavors;)