Frozen in a futureless poverty is a term that has been used to describe the plight of needy Mexicans. The Miller's have become involved in the lives of Mexicans living in poverty through mission work. Witnessing the needs of these people, they searched for ways to help them see a better future. This book tells the story of how they have developed a program of micro-enterprise loans to respond to the proverb, "you give a man a fish and he eats for a day, you teach a man to fish and he eats for a livetime." It is a story of trial and error, and success and failure. The personal stories of these people shows how lives can be changed as they learn to "fish."
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G. Frank Miller was born in 1938 and grew up in a small town in Iowa. He earned his BA degree at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and his MA and EdD degrees at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Frank retired from the Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools after a career as a teacher and school administrator. His wife, Helen, also retired from the Arlington schools the same year. Frank and Helen were commissioned as volunteer missionaries to Mexico in 2002 by World Witness, the foreign missions board of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. While teaching English to seminary students in Mexico, the Millers were introduced to a ministry to needy people in a poor area on the edge of a Mexican city. This ministry became the focus for their work. The Lord provided resources to enable them to start a breakfast program, library, clothing, and micro-enterprise loans to people in this community. The Millers have two sons, Michael and Bradley, and five grandchildren. They make their home in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 72 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.17 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1475290136