It’s a new year! One of HOPE’s commitments—this year and always—is to be a faithful steward, not only of the funds entrusted to us but also of knowledge and opportunities. If you’ve resolved this year to learn more about God’s heart for those in poverty, to understand what life is like for your brothers and sisters around the world, or even to run your own nonprofit more effectively, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help.
For individuals: YouVersion devotional plans
Our work has changed our perspective on many topics, from diversity and community to innovation and purpose. We’ve had the tremendous privilege of partnering with YouVersion to develop free devotional reading plans for its popular Bible app on these subjects and many others. If you’re looking for a perspective-shifting online or mobile devotional, we invite you to read along and grow with us.
For families: Keza Paints a Bright Future
It isn’t easy to share the realities of global poverty with children. If you’re searching for a hopeful perspective that acknowledges the challenges while celebrating the resourcefulness and fortitude of those living in poverty, Keza Paints a Bright Future is a family-friendly resource based on a true story of savings group members in Rwanda.
For college or graduate students: GROW internship and fellowship program
HOPE’s internships and fellowships are designed for students seeking to develop spiritually and professionally. The work is meaningful, the community true, and the growth significant.
For small groups: Perspectives on Global Poverty
With over 2,000 verses about poverty, the Bible reveals God’s heart for those in need—and His call for Christ-followers to respond. In this eight-week small-group curriculum, you’ll examine a biblical perspective on poverty and participate in an interactive challenge in solidarity with the families HOPE serves around the world.
For organizations: Online resource library
Not so many years ago, we were stumbling through the process of growing a small nonprofit. We are so thankful for the established organizations that reached out to help us find our way, so we’ve created an online library filled with what we’ve learned on topics from marketing and fundraising to human resources and governance.