Culture Matters

This idea of culture matters has become very real and relevant to me through my recent two-month trip to Guatemala with the Bridge Street Mission School. Hopefully this article can do the same for you. This article was originally posted on Poverty Cure’s website.   Why are some companies so beloved by their employees? Often…

Brewing Change

Throughout our time in Guatemala, we have been meeting many different people who execute very different aspects of ministry. My eyes have been greatly expanded to the variety of different approaches these amazing people of faith have taken in their ministry. From Tita, who runs three academies in a poverty-stricken and violence-filled community, to David, whose…

Guatemala Half-Way

We are currently at the halfway point of our two-month Guatemala trip and halfway through Phase 2 of Bridge Street Mission School. We (half of the BSMS gang) flew into Guatemala City around midnight on January 3rd. Since being here we have all learned and experienced many different things. Although it would take me far…

I Apologize

You’ve seen the picture. It’s a table with four chairs, but one chair has fallen over. The caption says, “2015 Michigan earthquake. We will rebuild.” I, possibly like you, was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed shortly after the 4.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. And as I was scrolling, I saw the picture I just described. When I…

Panhandling and How You Can Help

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”  ~James 2:15-16 At almost every corner you will find someone with a cardboard sign begging for your hard-earned…