phi·lan·thro·py :  a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities

Without a doubt, a large part of missionary work revolves around Bible translation, preaching the Gospel, developing Bible lessons and discipleship.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations….”

But it’s almost impossible to live amongst a people group in a developing country without showing the love of Christ in practical ways too.

 “Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you.   Or thirsty and give you something to drink? ….”

From the very start of the work with the Banwaon people in the 1980s, medical work, community development projects and other practical help has been an integral part of the ministry. Continue reading