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Toward Transformation: Bringing Together Mission, Justice & Development (Part 1)

It was early morning and I was huddled around a fire with ten boys, ages 8 to 13. They were preparing to work in the community market in a suburb of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Each Saturday the boys show up around 5 a.m. in preparation for a days work. The children, using wheelbarrows, follow clients around … Continue reading Toward Transformation: Bringing Together Mission, Justice & Development (Part 1)

Third Highest Peak in Oregon and Fighting Human Trafficking

Can I brag about my wife for a second? She's an amazing woman who is an incredibly self-less and caring person. Christina Grissen-Burch is about to stand on top of Oregon's third highest peak for someone she doesn't even know. Here's the details: August 28-30 she will be taking a three day fundraising climb up … Continue reading Third Highest Peak in Oregon and Fighting Human Trafficking

Child Evangelism – Toward a Participatory Approach

  In a journal article entitled “Involving Children in Health and Social Research” the authors present an interesting question: Are children to be perceived as “human becomings or active beings” (Balen et al. 2006, 1)? It is argued that children should be recognized as social actors, rather than as “objects to be studied.” I would … Continue reading Child Evangelism – Toward a Participatory Approach

Powerpoint “Creating Community for Children at Risk” for Mission ConneXion

Hey all, thanks for visiting my seminar. Here is my presentation. Please take some time to browse. Under the menu section you will find a number of resources I have put together, including some articles I have written about ministry with at-risk youth and children. If you would like to purchase my book, click on … Continue reading Powerpoint “Creating Community for Children at Risk” for Mission ConneXion

Local Alliance for Holistic Child Development

Over this past year, ESEPA, Roblealto Child Care and VIVA of Latin America have been dialoguing about the need to train children at risk workers in quality child-care. On November 4th we all came together to sign an agreement to launch a new certificate program in Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (Holistic Child … Continue reading Local Alliance for Holistic Child Development