Hope is….witnessing someone face obstacles, that keep most in similar circumstances trapped, continue to take steps towards a transformed life.
Today our homeless student met us at church and worshipped with us. Afterwards he went forward to receive prayer and to become a member because he wants to be plugged into the Body of Christ and serve others.
He has been applying for jobs all over downtown (and getting to them with the bike donated for him- please thank your friend …LeAnn and tell her it’s being used well).
We see a lot of different types of people at Hope Academy and one of the qualities we observe that increases the chance of escaping poverty is showing up. Our friend shows up to every appointment we make, every class, every coaching session, and every interview. As one coach commented he has the ‘want to’.
We have also observed the importance of the well placed ‘break’ or second chance that results in opportunities like a job that lead to a transformed life.
Please pray for him to continue to be filled with courage, boldness and faith to persevere every day. He has experienced many blessings the last couple of weeks including from the hands of my Facebook friends and family. Thanks for sharing hope with us!