07 Oct A Note from Donna
As a family, especially over the past 5 years, we have learned just how important hope is to sustaining us. In the first days, weeks, and months after our son’s tragic accident, we hoped against all odds for his survival and full recovery. I often tell people that if in the beginning God had given me a picture of where life would be for Harrison in 5 years, it would have crushed me. Yet today, while still very difficult, it is bearable because my hope is fully resting in the power of Jesus to save and redeem. We no longer talk about “when Harrison is able to talk again,” although we still ask God to perform that miracle daily. Instead, we focus on “when all will be made perfect and new,” because our hope is not here on this earth. Often when Hayley and I talk, we discuss Heaven and how eager we are to get there and begin the eternal, perfected life that we are promised. I am so thankful to be in a place in my walk where my hope in things that cannot deliver has been transferred to that Living Hope of which the Bible speaks.
In a time when so many are fearful, even many Christians we have encountered, the message of hope that is found in a relationship with Jesus is so important. The wonderful news about sharing a message of hope is that it really costs us nothing. As we continue our time here in the U.S., I find that simple kindness and patience gives hope to the weary we encounter. I also have enjoyed hearing many of our supporters share what a privilege they feel in being able to participate in bringing hope to those we serve in Honduras. Phil and I feel so honored that we get to work and serve and steward your generosity. We are thankful for you, and we ask that you prayerfully consider a generous donation towards our year-end campaign, which plays a very significant role in our operations. We pray for each of you as we watch the events of this life unfold in some strange and uncertain ways. Let’s keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.