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Bringing Hope to Cumming, GA and Guatemala

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It happened right in the middle of class. And the class couldn’t get enough.

A couple came in who were long-time members of the church. “Everyone knew the lady loved to shop since she had nice clothes and jewelry,” said Financial Peace University (FPU) class coordinator Clay Hopkins of Cumming New Life Church in Cumming, Georgia.

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Just a few weeks later, right after the Dumping Debt lesson, the lady stood up and said she was ready to get rid of her credit cards! “She pulled eight of them out and started cutting them up right there as the class cheered her on!” Clay remembered. She decided that she was done with credit—for good!

When FPU started at the Georgia church in 2004, Clay said most of the families came from inside the church. But now? “We look at it as more of an outreach ministry, where people from the outside come in.”

The best thing hosting Financial Peace University has given the church is a way to bring peace to peoples’ lives and free them from the stress money problems can cause. “Couples we’ve had in our class are now more relaxed and calm. They have hope again!

That’s just one of the inspiring things happening at the parish these days as they offer Dave’s 13-week class. Another is the planning of the annual youth ministry mission trip to Guatemala. Their youth group will be ministering at a children’s center and spreading God’s word to the parents and children in the area.

Last month, the church won $2,010 from the Financial Peace University outreach initiative, and they already have plans to put it to good use! They will be using those funds to provide scholarships for youth who can’t afford the trip on their own!

Way to go, Cumming New Life Church! We are honored to partner with you to provide hope to your church and community.

Learn more about how you can use Financial Peace University to impact your lifelong church members, youth group, community and the world.

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