This week I took a field trip! I visited the Pathways Out Of Poverty exhibit at HOPE International‘s headquarters in Lancaster. Pathways out of Poverty is an interactive experience that invites visitors to remember the needy by walking alongside them for a moving journey from poverty to hope.
I’ve heard about the lives changed by HOPE and what they do over the years; but now I feel like I’ve seen it for myself. I didn’t physically leave the country; but the 30 minute exhibit sure makes it feel that way! I was given an .mp3 player and headphones and started at the front door of a typical home here in Lancaster County. Next, the exhibit took me to the huts and hospital rooms of people facing big challenges all over the world. There are 8 different real-life stories featured. I saw their faces, peeked into their homes and heard their very own voices describe what they were up against. If that’s where it ended, it’d be one big bummer–but thankfully the exhibit also shows the difference that HOPE International helped them make in their lives. It was powerful and something I’ll remember for a long time. I want to encourage you to visit! Click here for info at HOPE’s website and to book a time to visit.
Mission Drift is the latest book from HOPE International‘s President & CEO, Peter Greer–and it just released! The brand new book was co-authored by Chris Horst, director of development at HOPE International along with Anna Haggard, executive writing assistant of HOPE International. The book focuses on the unspoken crisis facing leaders, charities and churches: “mission drift”. Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare, organizations routinely drift from their purpose, and many never return to their original intent. In Mission Drift, Greer also explores how organizations can stay true to their calling. Learn more and purchase Mission Drift on Amazon.
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HOPE International invests in the dreams of the poor while proclaiming and living the Gospel in the world’s under-served communities. Learn more here.
WJTL has been talking with a few people regarding the tragic earthquake in Haiti and posting it on our WJTL CASTS page.
We talked with Clair and Justin from Hope International and MCC’s Arli Klassen. You can hear those interviews (and other, as we get them) by clicking on any of the previous links.