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E-1 Open Your Hands: Poverty and Cross-Cultural Youth Missions
Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship
  • Glenn Russell, Andrews University
Presenter Status
Department of Religion & Biblical Languages
Buller Room 251
Start Date
31-10-2014 3:00 PM
End Date
31-10-2014 3:15 PM
Presentation Abstract
Responding to poverty is an issue of proximity and attention. The poor get our attention when we are so close we can’t avoid them. Cross-cultural mission trips expose youth to the harsh realities of poverty for the first time. Over 50% of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. Most mission participants come from middle class backgrounds. Research documents how mission trip participants wrestle with practical and existential questions: What does the Bible say about the poor? How can we help without hurting? This presentation addresses the challenges and growth opportunities when mission trip participants minister to the poverty. The presentation also presents essential biblical and missiological principles to assist cross-cultural teams encountering poverty.
Citation Information
Glenn Russell. "E-1 Open Your Hands: Poverty and Cross-Cultural Youth Missions" (2014)
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