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Community Development
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Give the gift of LIFE this Christmas by donating to the BYOP Christmas Party! Your gift will give families around the globe water for LIFE, and educate children for a year. What better way to embrace the Christmas spirit than to spread the love to families who...
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Metamorphic Asia programs started 2013 on a high and finished the same way with a total of 46 new Churches being planted across Asia as well as another 20,000 people receiving access to safe clean water and sanitation facilities for the first time ever. At the end of 2013 the team spent time in Cambodia...
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The final blog in this series will be best understood in the context of the previous 4 blogs: • ‘Poverty’ – A Crisis of the Mind? • The Goal of Development • Thinking vs Environment • Leader Led Development This blog is the culmination of these, and demonstrates the value and reasons for success behind...
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In last week’s blog we challenged the idea that it is a person’s environment that commits them to long-term poverty, and instead suggested that the way a person thinks, rather than his or her environment, is the more crucial factor in overcoming the poverty cycle. But just how does one empower and equip people on...
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Last week we discussed the notion that the goal of development should always be people rather than buildings, policies, procedures, etc.  This begs the question, is it our environment or our thinking that most influences the outcome of our lives? Just recently I was reading an article written by someone I knew several years ago. ...
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In last week’s blog we discussed the idea that ‘poverty of the mind’ is one of the most significant obstacles preventing people and communities from breaking the long-term poverty cycle.  This week, we begin to turn our attention towards solutions, among which development, or community development, is widely considered as ‘the’ way forward.  But, is...
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Definitions of ‘poverty’ vary but generally they describe poverty as being a state or condition in which a person, people group or community live, whereby they lack the financial resources or otherwise to enjoy a minimum standard of life. There is no denying the role that environment and disaster can sometimes play in causing poverty...
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These stories were recently collected from Cambodian church planters who graduated from our program in April 2011:
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One thing that we constantly hear from those we train here at Metamorphic is how much it’s appreciated that Metamorphic does not blow into a country then blow out leaving a whole lot of resource but no way of maintaining or sustaining the assistance we have provided. In a number of countries Metamorphic has instigated,...
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Ps Heang is typical of the Pastors and leaders Metamorphic trains around the world with one small difference – he is a village chief as well as a Pastor.  For years now Ps You has been a concerned village leader who has tried and failed in many attempts to help his community climb out of...
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