Aaron Arnold, Executive Director of YouthHOPE
Have you ever felt “hopeless”? I can think of several times in my life when the hope was sucked right out of my soul. I remember receiving the news that my wife had breast cancer, while on a trip to Thailand. I sat on the curb of the street and wept. It felt hard to breathe. Each of us has probably experienced something similar whether it just lasted for a few moments and for years. What does hope mean? It’s part of our name at YouthHOPE and it is central to all that we do. I like the definition, “expectation of that which you are sure”. There is a link between faith and hope. We have faith in God and hope (or sometimes the word “assurance” is used) that he will keep his promises. We have an expectation of blessing. Paul writes to the church at Rome,
“This hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us.” Romans 5:5
This month we are sponsoring an event called Evening of Hope. We invite you to experience what life is like for young people around the word. Many of them lack hope. They don’t know Jesus nor do they understand that he came that they might have life in abundance. We invite you to make a difference in their lives by participating in this event. There will be multiple ways that you can be a change agent for transformation that evening through prayer, advocating and giving. The truth of this proverb gives us a clear picture of what is at stake.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12
Join with us!
Let’s give a hope and a future to the world’s youth!