Church Partnerships to Help the Whole Person

Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio of Cuba

Good Monday morning,

This week I had the thrill to meet in the Dominican Republic with church leaders from around the world.

Bishop Mota spoke of how each person longs to understand his/her place in the world. And he spoke of how exciting it is to help people find answers to this question.

Bishop Griselda from Cuba spoke of how we are all called to serve our neighbors, especially in ways that are difficult and may make us feel uncomfortable.

Five Talents led discussions about our role in supporting Anglican churches worldwide. These churches are serving their communities by helping each whole person.

As Five Talents, it’s an honor to participate in this work and to do our part.

Join us in making a difference. Your support of Five Talents empowers the poor and strengthens the church.

Thank you for your partnership,

Dale Stanton-Hoyle,
Executive Director

Relief or Development? It takes both

Relief and development are both critical to serving the world’s poor.

This last week a cyclone devastated parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. And we have all read about other emergencies during the last year. The needs there right now are for relief: food, medical supplies, and temporary shelter.

Imagine what it would be like to face a disaster if you had almost no savings. What if your whole family only had $5-10 in savings?

Short-Term Versus Long-Term Approaches

Five Talents serves the world’s most poor through development. Development is a long-term approach that equips community members to be self-sufficient and resilient, to be better prepared to make it through extremely difficult times when a storm, a drought, or even a war make it seem impossible to recover.

Even in the poorest places in the world, members of Five Talents savings groups start new businesses and increase their savings, which makes them more resilient.

So, like hand and glove, both development and relief are critical.

Dale Stanton-Hoyle
Executive Director