There will always be poor in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
The dump is not only a place of disposal and waste; it is a place of work for many men, women, and children. At the dump, people carefully sift through trash to find anything that can be recycled to generate income. Most make about $2 a day, and have worked in the dump for years to support their families.
Through one of our local missionaries, we have created relationships with people who work at the dump. We have the opportunity to visit several times a week, share a devotional and prayer, serve food, and spend time getting to know them and their families.
The dump can be a place of doubt and discouragement. We take the opportunity to care for our brothers and sisters by sharing Christ’s love in a tangible way.