The Hope Treatment

"Proverbs 13:12 says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

If you’re a woman in an under-developed country of the world, hope may be in short supply! Even the burgeoning micro-financing of businesses by banks for women in poverty hasn’t worked out nearly as well Fuentes Libres, a micro-lender affiliated with the evangelical covenant church, and economist Bruce Wydick conducted research among the women of Oaxaca, Mexico, using what they’re calling “The Hope Treatment.”

This program teaches what Dr. Wydick sees as the “Aspirational Hope” in 1st Kings when King Solomon hoped to build the temple, and the hope Paul speaks of to the early Christians.

The women in Oaxaca will be offered a biblically-based curriculum emphasizing hope, with goal-setting exercises.

Engage with the Bible—a book of hope to so many!"


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