Hope 4 Africa. My brother's friend Paul Armitage began this non-prfit organization with a passion to see the African people prosper. I could speak to it, but I decided to interview him about this ministry. It goes hand in hand with helping the poor folks there get more to eat, which I am trying to highlight.
Before the interview, let me just say I am very hungry today and temptation to "snack" has been very much increased. Not sure why the increase but it's definitely there. I weighed in at 196.5 again, marking this being the only day so far I have not lost weight since I began. Please read the interview and prayerfully consider how you can help! Tomorrow, I will highlight Grain of Hope as well as share more of my journey with you!
1. What sparked your heart to be apart of Hope 4 Africa?
A series of trips to Africa with high school students, I read a book called "Banker to the Poor". I began intrigued with how micro-finance was being used in developing countries to help lift people out of the nasty grip of poverty. I felt God calling me to be a part of a sustaining work that would really empower people and not just do hand-outs. Following my reading of this book, and a series of miracles, I was put in touch with an African who had a desire to help. We started with $1,000 and loaned in to 29 women in a remote village in Burkina FAso. All 29 loans were returned. This was the start of the adventure and would eventually lead to the birth of our non-profit, Hope 4 Africa.
2. What is the hardest thing about what you do there?
3. How does Hope 4 Africa give the loans and what is involved with getting people apart of the project (Africans that is)
4. How do you through Hope 4 Africa share the gospel?