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Widows, Strangers, Orphans: Journeying with the Poor

Humanization and Dehumanization

August 18, 2013
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Humanization and Dehumanization

Jesus’ humanity is crucial in our ministry. The world’s impact is towards dehumanization and the church living counter culturally or being a contrast society will counteract that trend, towards humanizing society. It is the humanity of Christ that gives us … Continue reading

Begin with Community

August 17, 2013
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Begin with Community

Relationship The first thing we need to do is understand what relationship is. Many actually do not know how to relate with people, many also take it for granted because they do it instinctively but the fact remains that our … Continue reading

Deuteronomy's Account of Witnessing to the Nations

August 18, 2013
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Deuteronomy’s Account of Witnessing to the Nations

The gospel is a movie or an advertisement to the whole world. Israel was formed by God as a display to all the nations. God put out a challenge that when the world sees Israel, they would agree that it … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013
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Not All Slums are Poor, Some are Richer than Me

Poverty is of varying degrees of severity. It is wise to know the distinction especially in a country like the Philippines where poverty cuts across the entire population. Some slum community dwellers are in fact wealthier than I am. It … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013
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The Present State of the Micro Finance Industry in the Philippines

The overall perspective is that after several decades, the Microfinance industry still remains at 18% penetration of the total market, which means it has not budged an inch since it began; this was the sad conclusion of the ADB report … Continue reading

Power and Grace

August 18, 2013
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Power and Grace

I met Rafael Lupez recently on my trip to the Vatican. He was head of his 500 strong community. He said he has no fear of power nor coveted power. He allowed newcomers to take leadership positions in their community. … Continue reading

Loneliness and Feeling Justified

August 18, 2013
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Loneliness and Feeling Justified

We should be able to call our brothers and sisters in the Christian community when we are lonely. We should be able to say like Matt Jenson, “hey, I am feeling particularly lonely tonight, can I come over to your … Continue reading

How My Journey with the Poor Began

August 18, 2013
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How My Journey with the Poor Began

My journey with the poor had many beginnings. While an associate staff of the Navigators, I was invited by Viv Grigg to live with him in the slums. It was 1979 in Tatalon, Quezon City, where Viv began what would be the historic start … Continue reading

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