Kiva Lending Team: Webster Presbyterian Church
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Shane Claiborne once asks, "What if Jesus really meant what he said?" Good question. Jesus clearly expects that those who follow him must imitate him. He said to feed people, provide water for people, and more. He said to set people free. Kiva provides a vehicle for self determination that can set people free. Our aim is to maximize our mission investment and results by maximizing the potential for those who receive micro loans to thrive as human beings, families, and communities.
The Vision of Webster Presbyterian Church, located near the Johnson NASA Space Center, is to become a global Christian community that welcomes all beloved people of God, invites others to join with us do do beautiful things for God, and imitates Christ as we actively create a more loving, affirming, and just culture through openness to spiritual inquiry, civility of discourse, scientific ideas, and artistic expression.
We invite you to come alongside us to do beautiful things for God for the world. Our KIVA initiative is one small way that we hope to extend our endless goodwill for others throughout the world. We hope you will help us help others flourish.
“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.”
- Teilhard de Chardin
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