William Green III, grew up in East Palo Alto, a San Francisco Bay area community with his parents, Birdie and William Green Jr. and with his five sisters. He earned the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from San Jose State University with honors (3.75 GPA), and achieved an MSW (Masters in Social Work) from California State University Sacramento.
William works with SAPA (Sacramento Alliance to Prevent AIDS) a Sacramento County agency. William is the chairperson of the SAPA’s Faith-Based Subcommittee formed to engage and support the Faith Community’s efforts against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. William is also a member of the Sacramento County HIV Services Planning Council helping the infected community efficiently obtain access to health and social services. William is an HIV Counselor II certified by the California Office of AIDS, a certified Hepatitis C educator/tester, and Treasurer of the HCV Hepatitis C Virus Task Force in Sacramento, CA.
In June 2009, William founded MARPAY, INC., a faith-based nonprofit organization to increase community awareness of HIV/AIDS by providing pastoral training and ministry building to help churches effectively educate and support their congregations and the communities in which they serve. Marpay is a Hebrew word which translates into; “to cure, to be healed”.
Since his early days as president of the youth choir William’s life continues to reflect his strong faith in God for help to overcome the challenges placed in his life. William will not rest until he has empowered countless others face challenges, overcome, and excel.
William is often invited by churches and other health and community organizations as a keynote speaker and facilitator for HIV/AIDS training and testing events. William lives in Sacramento with his loving and supportive wife, Susan.
Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.
But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.
Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.
Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming?
Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, experienced foster carer, Cathy, is looking after them. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. When Cathy’s daughter, Lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.
It’s the night before Christmas when Casey and Mike get the call. A twelve year old girl, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on remand in prison. Despite claiming she attacked him in self-defence, she’s been charged with his attempted murder.
The girl is called Bella, and she’s refusing to say anything. The trouble is that she is also the only witness...