What if we lived like this, meeting together daily and having everything we need because we give it to each other? This would be amazingly beautiful. I believe some if not all of the major issues we have individually and communally would be eliminated if we lived like Acts 2:44-47. Loneliness - eliminated. Selfishness - eliminated. Poverty - eliminated. If we shared our resources and our time with each other the glory of God would be so bright we would need shades lol. Seriou
Living in poverty has shifted how I think about ourselves & how we think about about those we serve. I believe we now serve people as friends that are experiencing hardships and no longer as strangers that are struggling, because that's what Jesus is teaching us. "Jesus is way more faithful to me than i could ever be to Him!" - Che Burgess People are struggling and it's time to change the narrative. The evidence of God being a blessing is not someone’s abundant finances, big
DAY 19 || still GRATEFUL for poverty Testimony.
You ever forget what you needed because God has used so many people in the last few days to share their resources with you WITHOUT YOU ASKING FOR IT! I legit don't even know what we need anymore!!!! It's like when you spend so much time praying and agonizing over what you don't have you can lose track of the fact that God provides. And then when He does provide and the Word of God comes alive you can forget what you were crying
Our experience with poverty has led me to seek God for everything. Beyond having food & housing insecurities – my soul has been insecure. My soul has been insecure not because of my bank account balance but due to sin and all the damage that sin produces like doubt, fear, and anxiety. Now, I can say with confidence that I know who my Provider is. My Provider is no longer the organization I work for, myself, husband, my gifts/talents, our ministry, or our parents! God uses oth
NOTE: This is an extremely difficult blog to write, as I am still struggling with issues of shame connected to living in poverty. Until a few days ago I blamed us for this season of poverty. We don't have terminal degrees. Che is still in school for his BA. We moved away from our immediate family. We have at times spent beyond our means. We don't have a savings. Then it hit me that when we were preparing to move to MD in 2015 and God told Che "I'm preparing a place for you" H
We know how to lose but do we really know how to win? Heartbreaks, mourning, abuse, addictions, evictions, low credit scores, foreclosures - I could go on and on. The scale for some always seems to be weighed down by difficult situations and environments. Trials under our belts that we would not send to our most reckless enemies. Many of us know about losing and have very little experience with winning! I mean winning the lottery is one thing, but what about growing up in nei
How do you wait? Sometimes we wait with open arms. Sometimes we wait with the type of anticipation that leads to tears. Sometimes the wait feels like it is in vain. Waiting is completely uncomfortable at times. Right now we are waiting to see what happens after Leah has applied for several jobs within in her field. This is uncomfortable, particularly because the bills are piling up, the meals are becoming routine (rice & beans, peas & rice, vegetable fried rice), and rent is