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Live the Gospel: Experience HOPE Trips

Experience HOPE TripHOPE International is about more than dollars, numbers and measurables. Through a microfinanced loan from HOPE, individuals are exposed to the gospel as they gain financial security and overcome poverty. The results are life changing for everyone involved. We’ve seen it happen time and time again, and that’s why we keep going back.

We’ve seen it and believe it, and we want you to have that chance too. On an Experience HOPE trip, you can travel across the world to see microfinance and HOPE in action, meet loan recipients and local church leaders and see HOPE’s impact firsthand.

The most recent Experience HOPE trip spent a week in Malawi in southeastern Africa. Other 2014 trips have ranged from Burundi to the Congo to the Dominican Republic, distributing loans, checking in with current partners and building relationships with local churches.

HOPE wants your involvement in their international ministry work to be deeper than donations. As you and I meet people around the world and hear their stories, HOPE becomes more than an organization or a ministry, it becomes a network of brothers and sisters dedicated to loving each other in the name of Jesus. As I live and work, I have to remember—and I now remind you—not to get so caught up in doing the work of the gospel that I forget to live the gospel.

I challenge you to live the gospel in your life this week. We would love to have you join an Experience HOPE trip and travel across the world with us, and until then, make every day a practice of loving and serving the people around you.

Until next time,

Jeff Rutt