HOPE’s mission is buoyed by so much more than our supporters’ financial generosity. We know that we can’t accomplish our work without the prayer, volunteer hours, and creative ideas of our supporters. Whether money is tight or you already support HOPE financially and want to do more, we’ve compiled a list of meaningful ways you can support HOPE, no donation required.
Pray with us and for us
Oswald Chambers famously wrote, “Prayer does not equip us for greater works—prayer is the greater work.” At HOPE, we believe in the importance of prayer so strongly that we incorporate it into meetings and three dedicated times of communal prayer each week. But you don’t have to be in our offices to get involved. Each month, we email a prayer update to a team of dedicated group of supporters who have committed to praying and praising God with us. Sign up here.
2. Learn and grow with us
Dive deep into HOPE’s recommended resources to grow in your understanding of global poverty and effective strategies for long-term poverty alleviation. If you’re more interested in gaining a biblical understanding of poverty alleviation, check out HOPE’s free YouVersion devotionals. Our own team relies on these resources to help us serve, pray, and give effectively.
3. Introduce us to friends
If you are passionate about investing in dreams and alleviating poverty in all its forms, chances are some of your friends would be too. Share your favorite story from the blog or photo from Instagram, or invite your friends to join you at a HOPE event or for coffee with a HOPE representative. We’d be so happy to meet them.
4. Champion HOPE’s work at your church
We have seen God at work through Christ-centered economic development, yet only 6% of people served by microfinance institutions are served by Christian organizations. And we believe that the local church is God’s design for serving those living in great need. Here are four ways to equip your church to live out its calling to engage in global poverty.
5. Give of your (non-financial) gifts
Use your talents to raise money for HOPE. Love to run? Ask friends to sponsor you in a 5K. Can’t stop knitting? Sell your creations to raise money. Gifted in photography? Offer to snap family portraits for a donation to HOPE. For inspiration in using what God has given—however small it may seem—watch “What’s in Your Hands?”
Featured image: Joseph (center), a client of Urwego Bank in Rwanda, with HOPE trip participants