Reflecting on the last year, we’re amazed at how God has continued to show up throughout the HOPE network. Despite a myriad of challenges worldwide—political unrest, natural disasters, and an ongoing pandemic—God’s compassionate love has been evident to us, our partners, and those that we serve. Continue Reading…
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by Ruthie Claydon, Experience Team Assistant (summer 2021 intern) During my internship with HOPE International, I experienced spiritual growth in completely new and unexpected ways. Throughout the summer, I felt fully welcomed and integrated into the vibrant staff culture. Overall, here are four of the biggest ways I was impacted by HOPE’s employee-directed spiritual practices. […]Continue Reading...
“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.” Psalm 9:18
At HOPE International, we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a world in need of His love, and we are glad we’re not alone in this mission. This Giving Tuesday, we’d like to shine a spotlight on five organizations working to bring hope and healing to refugees and displaced communities around the world.
In the past ten years, the number of refugees around the world has doubled to nearly 21 million. From Syria to Venezuela, Afghanistan, Yemen, and so many other parts of the world, people have made the difficult choice to leave their homes in pursuit of safety.
We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Seed Effect, a Christ-centered organization that has empowered refugees and others living in poverty through savings groups since 2009. Read more in this press release:
Feature image courtesy of Seed Effect
by Steve Chibophe, HOPE Malawi spiritual integration coordinator
Sometimes those of us who have embraced Christ as Lord and Savior behave as if Christ is ours alone. We can allow the world’s dividing lines around tribe, race, politics, and religion to creep in and cause us to behave as if we are the insiders whom Jesus is for, and others are outsiders who can’t be reached by the love of Jesus.
However, we were all once the outsider, the lost sheep, before Jesus sought us out and brought us into the folds of His grace. The world we live in is full of majority and minority groups that practice religions that are different to the Christian faith, but we know clearly from God’s Word that the heart of God is for all people to experience salvation through Jesus. Continue Reading…
In recent months, we’ve been inspired by examples of meaningful involvement. From the men and women who support HOPE to the families we serve, we regularly hear stories of sacrificial generosity. Below are just three of these stories—each one paired with a few actionable ideas.
Give your extra stuff
When it was time for the Haanen family (pictured above) of Littleton, CO, to replace their 8-year-old van, they realized they had grown attached. The van had served their growing family well—and they wanted it to continue serving.
After donating the vehicle, the family of six perused HOPE’s gift catalog and imagined their van funding the purchase of cash registers, seeds, and sewing machines for hardworking entrepreneurs around the world.
Take a look around your house for things you’re no longer using, imagine all the good they could do, and then part with them, donating any funds you raise to an organization you trust. (This can be a great activity to do with kids!) If you have an old vehicle, stocks, or even gift card balances you’re not using, consider donating them to HOPE through our partnership with iDonate. Continue Reading…