An Opportunity to Encounter, Engage, and Experience the HopeChest Model

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Join us Nov 14-Nov 21, 2023 for our Vision Trip in Ethiopia!

Elevate Your Church's Global Engagement Strategy

This is your chance to redefine your church’s global engagement approach. This trip is more than just a journey; it’s an opportunity to revolutionize the way your congregation engages with the world. Through immersive experiences and powerful connections, you’ll return with fresh insights and a renewed sense of purpose.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit CarePoints and see their impact on communities 
  • Witness cutting-edge projects and programs
  • Build life-changing relationships
  • Experience The Great Ethiopian Run!

Encounter Community-to-Community Transformation

During your visit, you’ll get to see several community projects in realtime including: 

  • Local savings groups that empower individuals to build financial stability
  • Youth empowerment and leadership development 
  • Emotional health and wellness initiatives
  •  Agricultural and animal husbandry projects
  • Micro-enterprises and small businesses
  • CarePoint operations and their holistic impact on the community
  • Our community-to-community model that ignites two-way transformation

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Run Alongside an Olympian Gold Medalist in the Heart of Ethiopia

On the tail end of your incredible journey, you’ll have the chance to participate in the Great Ethiopian Run. This 10-kilometer road race is one of the largest and most well-known road races in Africa, attracting thousands of participants from around the world. The event was founded by Haile Gebrselassie, a legendary Ethiopian long-distance runner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, in 2001.

The Great Ethiopian Run is not only a competitive race but also a celebration of running and fitness. It features participants of all ages and abilities, including elite athletes, amateur runners, and even individuals walking the course. The event promotes health, wellness, and community engagement! 

Whether you’re an avid runner, or someone who simply loves exploring different cultures, this excursion is a truly authentic adventure that reflects the heart of Ethiopia!

Ethiopian Coffee Tour: Journey Through Coffee's Birthplace

As part of your HopeChest Vision Trip to Ethiopia, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to join an Ethiopian Coffee Tour – an experience that goes beyond coffee connoisseurs and welcomes everyone into its fold. Picture yourself not just sipping coffee, but being a part of something deeply rooted in Ethiopian culture. During this tour, you’ll step into the world of traditional coffee ceremonies, where the rich scent of roasted beans intertwines with the warmth of local hospitality. It’s like taking a step back in time, witnessing how coffee has been roasted, ground, and brewed for generations. And what makes it even more special is the chance to connect with the communities that have cherished this coffee heritage for ages. 

The tour isn’t just about coffee; it’s a journey through the stunning landscapes that have nurtured these coffee beans for centuries. Imagine strolling through lush highlands and picturesque valleys, feeling the connection between the land and the cup. While you’ll undoubtedly taste a range of coffee flavors, you’ll also get to savor the stories that each cup carries – stories of the people who cultivate the coffee and the sustainable practices they uphold. So whether you’re a coffee-lover, or someone who simply loves exploring different cultures, this excursion offers a truly authentic adventure that reflects the heart of Ethiopia!

Lake Hawassa: Get Up-Close and Personal with Hippos

Join us on an awe-inspiring leg of your HopeChest Vision Trip in Ethiopia, where you’ll have the incredible chance to witness the captivating world of hippos and soak in the tranquil beauty of Lake Hawassa. This experience is far more than a typical wildlife encounter – it’s an opportunity to connect with God’s creation like never before. Picture yourself by the shores of Lake Hawassa, a place where the water’s gentle movement paints a mesmerizing backdrop for a diverse ecosystem. As the sun sets and bathes the lake in warm hues, you’ll be in the company of the remarkable hippos, Africa’s iconic giants. Observing these magnificent creatures is an opportunity to connect with God’s creation, gaining insights into their behaviors and the delicate balance of life around Lake Hawassa. 

This excursion isn’t just about the hippos – it’s a holistic experience that delves into the significance of Lake Hawassa. Engaging with local guides who know the land intimately, you’ll learn about the lake’s ecosystem, the creatures that call it home, and its deep ties to the communities nearby. By witnessing the daily routines of the hippos and the vibrant ecosystem they’re part of, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on the importance of Lake Hawassa to both nature and local cultures. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast eager for a closer encounter with wildlife or someone who wants to connect with Ethiopia’s natural beauty, this hippo-watching adventure promises an enriching chapter in your HopeChest Vision Trip. It’s a chance to celebrate the wonders of the wild and the serenity of Lake Hawassa’s surroundings.

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