Why we do what we do.
Eugene Norris- Director- MCCJC
VJ Sanchez – Director- MCCJC
“Poverty is the result of relationships that do not work, that are not just, that are not for life, that are not harmonious or enjoyable. Poverty is the absence of shalom in all its meanings. -Bryant Myers
Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development
We here at MCCJC believe that the mission of Jesus Christ is to transform every part of the cosmos – bringing healing, reconciliation, and lasting peace to every broken relationship in heaven and on earth. Colossians 1:15-20 This “brokenness” constitutes our definition of poverty. Poverty alleviation is a central component of our ministry. Whether an issue of material poverty or poverty of relationships, our participants are led to us in an effort to restore some aspect of their lives. Those of us who volunteer or otherwise support the ministry do so as an expression of our own desire to be made whole in our relationships with all of God’s people. Alleviating poverty is less the giving of things and more of the giving of yourself.