Much has been said about poverty. Most affiliate poor with the lack of material things. Developing Our World aligns with the definition used by renown community development expert, Bryant L. Myers, PhD', which
is about relationships that don't work, that isolate, that abandon or devalue." The relationships Myers is talking about is with God, with oneself, with others, and with the rest of creation.
Taking into consideration this definition, who really is the poor? It is everyone who denies God and His existence, has complexes and lives in a fatalism mood (self), is egocentric and exploits others (others), is materialistic, and has broken relationships (rest of creation).
What is the solution? If poverty is the lack of relationships, the solution is to seek reconciliation (Cf.
2 Corinthians 5:20
). In other words, to re-establish these broken relationships.
We believe that every single individual who works with Developing Our World is an
Ambassador of Reconciliation
who will be prepared and equipped to put holistic community development into action so that these relationships are re-stablished.