An Additional Word about Your Gift to Hope Partners
Many of the gift opportunities presented in this catalog will be met by individuals and families who commit to a share of the cost, not the full cost. Whatever you give, in whatever amount, is so appreciated and will be used as you designate. Of course, we also appreciate all who give a “Where Needed Most” gift. Often this is above and beyond regular sponsorship commitments. Whatever role you play, may God bless you richly!
Why We Give
It’s very simple. We give because we have received. What we have received is the greatest gift imaginable —the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Sharing this incredible gift with others is the most important activity we can engage in—with our time, our resources, our energies. We give because we have been given the great privilege to do so. We live in an unprecedented time of material prosperity and opportunity but we must have eyes to see the needs around us. To us, perhaps as to no previous generation, Jesus says: “Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matt. 10:8) We give because we have been given an amazing promise: We cannot out-give God. No matter what we give, He gives us more to share. “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Cor. 9:8) When we give, we are simply giving back a portion of what He has given us. And what we “have” isn’t really ours at all. It is entrusted to us to use in His service. What a joy and a privilege to give Gifts of Hope in Jesus’ name!