Have we considered what we are doing long-term when we come down with free clinics and free giveaways? Does it occur to us that we may be stealing their dignity when we say, “Here. Take it. I can get more!” The team who has free give-aways will most likely have chaos on their hands; will encourage begging, and dependency. The team who lets people bring their own payment, be it be a live chicken or the monetary equivalent of two cents, will have a good time, encourage skill, and preserve dignity. But something like this happens all the time: what if both teams come to the same place in the same month? A perplexing message will be sent. And, what are the long-term effects? Maybe we should spend some time in dialogue with our team leaders and experienced missionaries concerning why so many people are poor, sick, or dependent. This might help us be more attentive to the possible greater need of becoming self-sufficient.