October 28, 2015
Dear Fellow Travelers,
Everything changes when a child finds hope! We need to put that on sticky notes around our homes as reminders that our words speak hope to a child and it changes them! Recently I heard Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President of Compassion International speak. He spoke about giving our children “enough hope to make the next move.”
Enough hope to keep working hard at school, enough hope to resist joining a gang, enough hope to make wise choices, enough hope to stay pure, enough hope to place their trust in a forever-friend named Jesus Christ.
That is what our words can speak into a child’s life. Enough hope. When they have even just a speck of hope they begin to realize: Somebody knows my name. Somebody is praying for me. Somebody is encouraging me. Somebody loves me.
When we take the time to write hopeful words, God blesses the message and powerful change happens. Not only within our child’s life, but also in his/her family, their community, and their Church/Center. Because our letters are read, re-read, passed around and shared. Then this awesome, amazing, God-inspired phenomena occurs: hope spreads, it ripples throughout the community! What a beautiful image! You are doing this every time you pick up a pencil or turn on your laptop. So let’s get busy. We need to spread enough hope!