Volume II | January 31, 2019
What does Holistic Community Development Mean?
It is a process whereby community members come together to take collective actions and generate solutions to common problems. Community well-being (spiritual, physical, social, economic, educational, environmental, athletic, and cultural) evolves from collective actions being taken at a grassroots level. Its scope could range from small initiatives within a small group or to large initiatives that involve the broader community.

This is what Developing Our World is all about. We are committed to serve people at the grassroots level from the bottom up approach, always respecting their values, cultures, and traditions. We build relationships, value people's assets, and serve along side the community. We also work together as team so we can learn from each other, avoid dependency, and build up trust through our work together. And, we raise questions about the status quo, challenge what does not work, and leverage processes that move communities out of broken systems.

In order to reach this level of development, we must humble ourselves and be vulnerable enough to accept that we are here to learn from each other and serve others in their own environment and community without prejudice and discrimination. We must honor others' skills and gifts.

Contact us. Ask more questions. We wold love to share our vision and goals so you can join us in holistic community development!
Update on the Relief Effort in Brazil
The search for the bodies in Brumadinho continue. So far, the local authorities have found 110 bodies of which 71 were identified. There are still 238 people missing. We are in contact with local authorities and ensuring funds are received to help with the relief efforts.

Building Capacity

Developing Our World is all about building up others' capacity. Pastor Carlos Amador is working in a holistic way and leading the community despite the adversity that he faces.