Jul 24, 2017 by Leanne Geisterfer
Sometimes, I’m so happy to be wrong.
In previous evaluations of our work with our partner in Mexico, Diaconia Chiapas, we had noticed that most of the work involved members of the Presbyterian churches of each community there. We rejoiced with the participants over their accomplishments, but back in the Diaconia office, we had serious discussions. World Renew’s vision is that churches are the salt and light in their communities, prompting transformation of the entire community, which comes about when plans are made with the community, not for the community and when all community members are engaged, not just church members. But it seemed that the vision of Diaconia was benevolence for their own members.