Matthew 25:34-41 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from The Foundation of the World. For when I was hungry you gave me food, thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then they will answer him and say, ‘When did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison and visit you? And the king will reply to them, Amen I say to you whatever you did for the least of my brothers and sister you did for me.”
Imagine a world where everyone had what he or she needed. Our concentration is not the luxurious; however, the basic essentials such as: an effective education, clean water, clothes, food, means to obtain good health, and means to provide for themselves and/or their families. The Foundation of the World is founded on these biblical principles and ideals. Derived from these principles the mission and vision of the organization aims to enhance the quality of life of our brothers and sisters around the world.
Organizations such as the World Bank in reference to quality of life, and declare a goal of, “working for a world free of poverty”, with poverty being defined as the lack of basic needs such as water, food, shelter, freedom, access to education, healthcare and/or employment. Quality of life is an important concept within the field of international development; being that it allows for analysis on a broader scale referencing living. The development theory contains varying ideas concerning what constitutes desirable change for a particular society. The contingency of which quality of life is defined dictates how our institution will enact initiatives to address these issues accordingly.