Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Needy & The Poor

Psalm 9:18
For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
    and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

I've always enjoyed working with simple people. Nothing fancy about them, no advanced degrees, no fancy cars, technology. Relationship matters more than your job, or what you're wearing, or how much money you make. 

As of March 15th 2021, I've been working with Eden Reforestation Projects, and TEAM, as a missionary, to help start reforestation projects in Brazil. We work with the poor, helping give them jobs to reforest their lands, which will provide for their needs materially (food, lumber) but also environmentally as it will bring back the water to their communities (flowing streams, full wells), diversity to the ecosystem, wildlife that has disappeared for many years, as well as joy and dignity to their lives as they reduce and remove their dependency on others for their needs. 

God says that the poor shall not always be forgotten, and their hope shall not perish forever. What a privilege it is for our family to return to Brazil to help renew the hope of the poor, and to point them to Jesus, who is our ultimate source of Hope. 

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