Christian Community Development in El Paso: Johnny’s Story

By Patsy Meier, TxCCDN Board Member: El Paso, Texas is blessed to have several examples of Christian Community Development. Two of the development ministries have been a part of changing the life of an ex-offender living in a local halfway house. When we first met the ex-offender, he was just another person taking advantage of […]

Beyond 3-Way Calling to Authentic Relationships With the Poor

By Kirk Craig, Executive Director of Agape Development and TxCCDN Board Member Do you remember the early 90’s when you could patch someone into your phone call and get 3 people on the line? When I was in middle school, 3-way calling promised to ease the pressure of a budding romantic interest. A “safe” third […]

Payday & Auto Title Lending Reform

Repost –¬†Originally posted by Helping Hands on June 6, 2016: Helping Hands Ministry supports CFPB rules, advocates for even stronger protections June 6, 2016 Last Thursday, June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unveiled a proposed rule that would place increased consumer protections around predatory payday and auto title loan businesses. At the heart […]