HAVE WE BEEN TO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?
Have you picked up a Bag of Hope at home or work and wondered what it is and how you got it? Has someone personally visited with you giving you a Bag of Hope? Either way, read through this page to learn more about why we stopped by. Also, we’d love to hear from you. Please make a comment about our visit or the materials we left.
WHAT IS OPERATION PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT (OPE)?
OPE is a ministry of Great Awakenings, Inc. Its purpose is to go home to home and business to business in community after community sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The great Apostle Paul from the Bible once said, “I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:20-21).
Our goal is to engage people personally about the greatest story ever told. Our ministry uses various forms of media. That has its place, but we want to balance that with getting out from behind the TV camera or microphone and go straight you.
HOW DOES OPE WORK?
We take to each home and business Bags of Hope. Contained within each bag are materials that share the good news personally or directs the person to locations online. Sometimes we’ll have the opportunity to visit one on one while other times we’ll leave our bags so they can be looked at later.
Families are the lifeblood of every city. Unfortunately, the family is suffering with divorce and brokenness almost everywhere we turn. This affects so many aspects of our communities. Bringing these Bags of Hope to family after family has the potential to transform many families by the power of God.
Some people can perhaps understand going to homes, but why businesses? Our vision is to reach entire communities, which means home and work. God is interested not just in what goes on in our home but our business too. Local businesses affect the culture and economy of every town through their employees, practices and the services and products they offer. Imagine if every business owner or manager called upon Jesus and walked in His ways in the workplace. What a difference that would make!