Sea to Sea Blessed by Hope College's Partnership

The driving motivation behind Sea to Sea is that with the Lord's leading and guidance we will be able to dramatically and tangibly improve the lives of the poor in our communities and around the world. We know we can't do this alone and our dependent on so many to make this dream a reality.

Our friends at Hope College share our commitment to ending poverty and we love celebrating with them the shared history and values of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). Like us at Sea to Sea, the folks at Hope have a deep passion for implementing Christ's commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Hope is generously demonstrating their commitment by donating dinner and use of their facilities when Sea to Sea passes through Holland, MI on Friday August 2. By doing this, Hope is partnering with us in a real and concrete way to bring dignity and new possibilities to people around the world for whom dignity is just an obscure idea, and new possibilities simply don't exist.

Kate Kooyman, Hope's Director of Outreach and Social Justice said, "Our deepest desire is that Hope College forms students to become participants in God's work in the world. The awareness and support that Sea to Sea is raising toward poverty alleviation programs is such a creative and hopeful way to participate with God in healing brokenness like poverty and hunger. We are thrilled to be a partner with Sea to Sea."

Without the active involvement of partners like Hope College, Sea to Sea would only be a dream. Sea to Sea extends our heartfelt thanks and humble gratitude to Hope for their passion in ending poverty. The tour has a variety of opportunities for individuals and organizations to make a lasting difference in the lives of the poor. In particular, some of the biggest costs for the tour include lodging, food and the continuing need to pay for food and fuel for the support vehicles that will accompany the cyclists as they bike from Los Angeles to New York City.

If you or someone you know is interested in making a cash donation or in-kind contribution to Sea to Sea, please contact Terry Barnes, the tour's advancement manager, at tbarnes@seatosea.org