Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century

Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century

by Jesse A. Zink

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Overview

Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century by Jesse A. Zink

Like many young people in his generation, Jesse Zink had long been eager to work overseas and make the world a better place. As a missionary working in a shantytown community in South Africa, he found all that and much more—in demanding, unexpected, and surprising ways.

Grace at the Garbage Dump takes readers with Jesse through his years in South Africa: struggling with AIDS patients to get life-saving drugs, coaching women through a micro-credit program, and teaching preschool students to sing (and dance) to "Johnny B. Goode." It's a story that leads us to a deeper understanding of our world and is at once hopeful and uplifting while also being credible and serious.

The headlines are dominated by disaster and despair but young people remain passionate about service to the least among us. Grace at the Garbage Dump is an invigorating call to respond to the difficulties of our time with an active and engaged faith. Whether you end up at the local soup kitchen or halfway around the world, you'll be challenged to seek God's grace in even the most adverse circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610976138
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jesse Zink is ordained in the Episcopal Church and a student at Yale Divinity School. In addition to being a missionary, he's also been an ambulance driver, news reporter, and DJ.

Table of Contents

1 "You Have Ruined Your Life" 1

2 At the Dump 11

3 A Weak Tongue 22

4 The Saints Go Dancing In 32

5 "Homeless" 41

6 Charlies Angels 51

7 Live and Learn? 62

8 Graveyard Traffic Jam 73

9 Lets Talk About... Sex? 85

10 Get Up, Stand Up 98

11 The Loan Shark 111

12 Clothes (Un)Make the Woman 122

13 "On This Rock..." 133

14 Back Where I Started 145

15 "I Like Your Style" 156

Author's Note 173

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