Survive, Thrive, Succeed
Transformation does not occur by only addressing symptoms.
Jesus always addressed the root of the issues. He taught us that, by their fruits you shall know their roots. The fruit is a visible indicator of what is happening in their roots. As we address the root issues in a community with viable solutions, we begin to work toward true transformation by empowering individuals to change the trajectory of their own lives. We believe that our Survive, Thrive, Succeed model is the key to not only individual transformation, but long-term, sustainable community transformation.
Our first approach to partnering with a community is working with them to identify and evaluate their local assets that they already have, instead of creating a list of what that community needs! This is done by creating a development plan which outlines that specific communities goals, objectives and vision for their community. The development plan is based on our Survive, Thrive, Succeed model.
Once we have locations in country already evaluated by our In-Country Staff, we work to find the right partner in the U.S. or Canada. Part of that processes is then to have the North American churches or connect communities begin to plan Vision Trips, to more clearly understand that community and envision ways in which they might partner with a specific CarePoint overseas. Leaders in these North American communities go on Vision Trips with HopeChest staff to meet the leaders and children resulting in making the decision to engage in a long-term relationship with a particular community.