“Build it they will come”—NOT!

Ministry and additional work should come out of the overflow of what you are already doing with excellence. “Built it and they will come” only works in the movies. There are many humanitarian efforts here in Cambodia that get into trouble when their projects become donor driven instead of being internally birthed out of experience and understanding. More often than not projects are donor driven by tourists who seek to assuage their guilt by handing over piles of money to an organization to make his vision a reality. At minimum that vision needs to go through a gauntlet of criticism and inquiry and  be stripped down to the bare essentials. Only then can an assessment be made for long-term impact and identifiable changes.

About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.
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