“As Christians, poverty is not a handicap to serving the Lord. We should not wait for help from the wealthy to do our work. We have spiritual, human, and material resources at hand and must learn to be good stewards of them.”
Edna Lee de Gutierrez in “Good News For the Poor” in Lausanne Content Library post dated 21 May 2018.
Edna is a voice from Mexico proclaiming a profound truth. The majority world may experience poverty, but it is “not a handicap” and they must “not wait for help” but must learn to be good stewards of the little they have.
As Jesus says in today’s Scripture, when they are faithful with little, God will supply more. This relates to “spiritual, human, and material resources.” If this post resonates with you, join the work we are doing at GTP.
We like to say, don’t give handouts to the poor which create dependencies. Instead, give a hand up to build disciples. Again, if you are saying “Amen!” to this, then join the GTP prayer team and make a financial gift.
This is generosity that keeps on giving because when gifts are used to help grow faithful stewards the impact multiplies. GTP is contextualizing and translating resources into many languages right now.
We are doing trainings stewards this month with online work in East Asia and across Southern Africa. We are praying for $65,000 by 30 June 2021 for these and related efforts. Get our prayer journal and make a gift today.
Edna does not need your handout so much as a hand up.