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What is hope?
With our work in Southern Africa, a majority of what we battle day in and day out is the struggle to find hope in what may seem like a hopeless situation. The poverty and devastation we fight may seem overwhelming this bible verse from the book of Jeremiah always helps me overcome situations that I feel I have no hope:
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” – Jeremiah 29:11
I love that! This verse brings up the idea of having hope for the future. We asked our Facebook followers about what they think hope is and here are some of the answers.
“Hope is knowing you have tomorrow, and the next day.”
“I believe that hope is excitement about the future.”
“Hope is having a smile on your face while standing in the middle of the storm knowing there is a rainbow promised right after!”
“Hope is knowing that tomorrow is going to be okay. And today I am loved.”
“Hope is looking forward to tomorrow.”
These are such incredible answers, and the reoccurring theme I kept seeing is having hope in the future. That is so important to every person, not just in Africa, and that is what Orchard: Africa is working at giving to those in rural Africa where kids and adults alike go through the day without having any hope of their situation changing, of their loved ones being healed, or having a reason to get up each morning.
That breaks my heart.
I believe we are called to make a difference, whether that means we go or we give, it means its time to get involved. I heard this so amazingly put in church on Sunday from Pastor Chad Moore, that “someone gave and served to change my hopeless end and turn it into a endless hope.”
Please take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference, to create a legacy that you will see the fruits of in Heaven. Bring hope to someone today, take action and get moving now because everyday you have the opportunity to impact the lives of many.