Discernment in our Helping

Look at Kevin DeYoung’s blog on Help for the Poor that really Helps for a quick statement about being discerning with our helping efforts or ministries.  The table on “cost effectiveness per donated dollar” is helpful.  Also, there are some helpful links which I will duplicate here:

1) the original article:   “Cost-Effective Compassion: The 10 Most Popular Strategies for Helping the Poor” by Bruce Wydick;

2) two recommended books: When Helping Hurts and Toxic Charity.

Remember that the goal of helping others is to actually help them, not just for us to feel good about helping them.

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