One passion we have within People Bridge is to bridge forgiveness. One massive way that forgiveness is seen in the world is through money.
On Wednesday, April 21, we have a signed agreement to purchase $207,000 in debt for 35 families at 3.75%, which is $7,752 total. We can only purchase this debt as a bundle.
Once we get their information, we will not be collecting on this debt, which is what they will be expecting. We will be paying it off with no strings attached.
I am working together with a team to create a way that when we communicate with these families they will not see it as a scam, but as a gift of love.
Our goal is to enter their story and bridge them to:
-A free course through Dave Ramsey to help them get to a better place financially.
-A relationship of trust so they know and feel the financial forgiveness, but they also feel cared for and loved.
-Point them to God, who loves them and cares for their soul.
In a world that is constantly "against" something, we want to be a bridge to good. We want to bridge financial forgiveness and show God's love in a practical way.
Other than RIP Medical Debt and then Dave Ramsey over Christmas, there is no one else in this space of debt forgiveness. There is a risk that some will take this as a scam, take advantage of it and not care, or we might not even get ahold of some of them.
Yet love is risky. I believe that the "privilege" of purchasing debt for less than 4% of its cost is a risk of love and compassion we want to take.
We are in need of $1500 over this next week to make this purchase. Would you please consider a gift of $250 and be one in six people that joins with us to make this happen! You are awesome.
One massive problem in America is debt that cripples individuals and families.
“We have seen dozens of churches and organizations pay off hundreds of millions in debt for pennies on the dollar. We have heard from many people that got a phone call or letter of forgiveness and accept the hope and love that it brings. We have seen the media share this idea to millions of people who see faith in action instead of reporting about what they are against.”
- Brian Clark
RIP Medical Debt is a powerhouse right now! One option you have would be to partner with them in debt forgiveness. https://ripmedicaldebt.org/contact/#
One thing that RIP Medical does not do is allow you to communicate with those that you impact in your community or nationally. As I worked on this for a year with them, that was one thing I felt was missing. I know they are paying more off. Yet to me, it is about the relationship. It is about connecting with a person and hearing their story
Ramsey Solutions did something that not one organization has ever done. They brokered directly with a debt buyer who is a believer and then put together a campaign to communicate and hear from those impacted.
Here are the statistics that Ramsey Solutions found when they spent $150,000 to eliminate debt of $10,000,000 for over 8,000 families and then had their staff called them, write letters, and then pointed them to a website for resources.
Benefits of doing this:
I have a relationship with Craig M. Geisler of www.cherrywoodenterprises.com who is a believer in Jesus and helps broker debt. He can buy debt at any amount that you can put toward it over $5,000 and then get you all the information for those thousands of people you have helped debt relief
We will work with you to put together a simple page on your main webpage that would be similar to this: https://www.daveramsey.com/forgiven