In recent years we've seen a push towards social justice and mission work within the Church. With these changes, new questions have arose. Is it the Church's role to move in, get their hands dirty, and focus on social transformation? Or is the Church supposed to proclaim the gospel and then move onto another community in need?
In this episode of The Mission Table, four leaders give their unique perspectives on the state of church mission work. What does it mean for the Church to live out the gospel wholly?
Matthew Ellison, President and Church Missions Coach at Sixteen:Fifteen (www.1615.org)
Jonathan Wiles, Vice President for Strategy & Program Development at Living Water International (www.water.cc)
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Living Water Peru, in partnership with Tommy Head Peru Ministries, works deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest to bring clean water to native tribes living along tributaries of the Amazon River. These communities, forgotten by their government, cannot continue to develop without clean water. In many of these remote areas, the infant mortality rate is 50 percent or higher. The need for sustainable water solutions is desperate, but reaching these areas is often challenging. Getting to the villages, transporting supplies, and other mobilization efforts are risky, difficult, and costly.