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A Week of Hope

While hope is an intangible concept, it is something to which we can all relate.  Everyone has hopes, dreams, aspirations and prayers.  To hope is to confidently expect something good to come in the future regardless of past or present circumstances.

For some, hope comes in the form of freedom. For "SN" a young girl in Cambodia, freedom meant rescue from a life of shame and pain in a brothel.  For others, hope comes in tangible life sources that represent hope for a better, more sustainable future and faith for tomorrow.

In Turkana, life means having access to a reliable water source that will enable mothers and fathers to grow their own crops and feed their children. With life-giving resources, orphaned and impoverished children are able to begin to hope and dream of a better future when they are educated and trained in a skill.

Wishing, anticipating, and praying that their difficult and often desperate circumstances will change, hope motivates people all over the world in dire and difficult circumstances.

As we seek to tell stories of hope and to inspire others to never give up on helping those in need, we are mindful that we have the ultimate Gift of hope. We are anchored in the only certain hope that is firm and secure - the hope of Christ (Hebrews 6:19). This is the true meaning and message of Christmas. God gave hope to the world by redeeming us through His One and Only Son.

Please join us December 1 - 5 on 100 Huntley Street for Hope Presents as we share the stories of people who now have hope because of the compassionate response of people just like you, our faithful viewers and supporters, who have given the gift of hope to those in need.

"Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in Me will never be disappointed." Isaiah 49:23 (NIV)


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