Walking With A Purpose’s mission is to work alongside the local church and empower communities through spiritual growth, water, and education.
Walking With A Purpose is a Christian community development organization dedicated to working alongside the local church and empowering local leaders through spiritual growth, water and education. We strongly believe the way to alleviate poverty is by strengthening and developing communities so that they can move themselves from dependency to sustainability. (Galatians 5:13)
What we have witnessed while working alongside communities:
- Pride and dignity restored
- Leaders are taking ownership and working together to become the problem solvers
- Capacities are increasing and their investment to improve their community deepens
- Healthy work ethic is cultivated
Our approach to community development is building relationships that start with the local church. By engaging with the local church first, we are made aware of their goals and needs, as well as assets that will be beneficial moving forward. When everyone comes together, everyone shares their talents and plays a part in solving the issues, thus giving them opportunities to thrive and meet their full potential. Our desire is to form long-lasting partnerships and see communities move from dependency to sustainability. (John 13:14–15) Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and those in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in solving the issues that affect their lives, thus giving individuals and communities an opportunity to thrive and grow to meet their full potential. (1 Corinthians 13:3)
In 2017, Walking With A Purpose was founded by Jorge Alvarado and Lindsay Jewett, who both envisioned an organization that would dedicate its efforts to developing people as a whole. Months later, the organization received its 501(c)3 status, but they had already hit the ground running, and were sharing the vision to raise up local leaders and work with short-term teams. The organization began working in Nicaragua and developed a program that would train communities to maintain their own well—Training With A Purpose. In 2019, the co-founders and board believed the Lord was calling the organization to expand operations into Honduras.
To meet the rest of the team visit our-purpose.org/our-team