""Although When Helping Works addresses stereotype threats between America and Uganda, application will also be useful on a grassroots level. The American city has become reflective of global demography and mission workers must understand and appreciate those who live among them [in order] to be effective. Through the ethics of love and care, Badriaki insightfully presents practices that heal these cultural misunderstandings, thus promoting relational solidarity. It is a must-read for anyone who wishes to embrace the complexities of cross-cultural mission, both abroad and at home.""
--Deborah Loyd, author of Your Vocational Credo
""With over twenty years of experience working in Africa, Asia, the UK, Haiti, and America, Michael Badriaki knows how to go deep into the areas vexing our own souls and consciences with a gentleness that perhaps only a person who has participated in both sides of Christian mission and international development work could accomplish.""
--Randy Woodley, from the foreword
Michael Bamwesigye Badriaki is founding member and president of Global Leadership Community. He consults with various groups on intercultural partnerships and has taught at George Fox University. Michael is passionate about access to education and so he continues to guest teach and partner with various groups in the US to provide quality education to children in Uganda.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Randy S. Woodley vii
Introduction: You Should Help! xiii
Chapter 1 To Give … or Not to Give … That Is the Question 1
Chapter 2 Unmasking Fear, Anxiety, and False Guilt in Giving 16
Chapter 3 Something's In the Air 43
Chapter 4 Go to All the Nations! Ready, Steady Go! 60
Chapter 5 Fighting with the Lion 78
Chapter 6 Today It's Me; Tomorrow It's Someone Else 92
Chapter 7 Past and Collective Experiences in Global Mission 102
Chapter 8 The Circle of Helping of 'Do Gooders' 120
Chapter 9 Hope Abounds 130