Most of us will remember the promise that was used in advertising several years ago: the promise that we could “Make Poverty History”. However, with the enormous sums of money that have been poured into Africa for so long and the comparative lack of positive results that we can actually see, we could well question whether fulfilling this promise is really possible. Can we really bring a complete end to Poverty?
If we are to take this question literally, I personally believe that the answer is NO. Jesus Himself said that we would always have the poor with us. However, I DO believe that we can make a significant and long-term difference, but only if we recognise that giving money alone will not bring a long-term solution to poverty.
f For more detail about the principles that we have adopted, please click on the leaflet.
Faith in Action works in partnership with churches in Africa to achieve the following
objectives: first, to strengthen, support and equip local pastors. Second, to envision,
encourage and empower people to believe in their potential to prosper. Third, to
reduce poverty through funding appropriate and sustainable projects and businesses.
Fourth, to reduce sickness through the provision of clean drinking water and mosquito
nets. Fifth, to provide Christian resources and to minister into prisons.