Jan 2018

Calling all Cowboys…and Cowgirls

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I grew up in Montana, which is why I love going to Kazakhstan. It reminds me of home.
My dad was one of the last of the “real” cowboys – rode the range, herded cattle, fixed the fences.
Perhaps you are from the country too. Are you wondering how God might use your practical skills at
this time of your life?

When I was in Kazakhstan last fall I found several B4B
opportunities for cowboys and cowgirls. People who have real knowledge of animal

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Jan 2018

Chocolate Wars

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By: Rob McArthur

Deborah Cadbury, of the Cadbury chocolate family recently wrote Chocolate Wars, her book about the Quakers’ chocolate businesses and their impact on their communities and nation. We so enjoyed the book we want to share some of the principles with you.

George Cadbury (1839- 1922) was a man of God whose religion was his life and whose life was his religion. For the Quaker capitalists of the nineteenth century, wealth creation was for the benefit of all stakeholders: workers, local communities and society at large. For these men and woman business decisions were guided by the goal of spiritual wealth. Business ownership included a deep sense of social responsibility.

George Cadbury’s ideas were radical. His factory was not just a

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Mar 2015

Food Deserts

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Food Deserts – Missional Business Responses

By David Gould, International Facilitator for Creation Care, OMF International


David Gould

Food deserts are places where nutritious food is difficult to obtain. In developed economies 12 neighborhood types have been identified where food deserts can be found, including inner city districts (http://hej.sagepub.com/content/59/2/137). In the developing world food shortages are usually associated with areas of occasional drought, storm and flooding; but the growing mega-cities are also places where malnutrition is the norm for many.


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