With so much anguish in our world and our nation, let’s celebrate some of the good things that are happening.
Working Together to Reunite Syrian Refugee Families
I’m a big fan of collaboration. As messy as it can be, I believe there is much to be gained with join together for a cause. And I love work that lifts up the value of family. And so when I saw this article, I knew I had to share it with you. Germany, Turkey, and Lebanon are Working Together to Reunite 36,000 Syrian Refugee Families
Churches Without Borders
When a church is on the threshold of death, the tendency is to enter into scarcity mode, rely upon tradition, and begin to look for someone to blame. But that’s not what this church did. Rather they prayed and looked into their community asking what they could do to help. What God has done and continues to do is beautiful. How Refugees Revived One White Iowa Church
Helping Families and Children Immigrate Legally
More than 43,000 unaccompanied children have been caught illegally crossing the Mexican border since last October. To help deal with this problem, the White House has initiated a new program will allow refugee processing for people from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to take place in their own countries.“The goal is for individuals who have legitimate humanitarian claims not to take the perilous journey and really accept our outstretched arms of relief.” Obama Administration Expands Central American Refugee Program
Scotland Tackles Online Sexual Abuse
I was thrilled to see Scotland address the problem head-on through a six week operation. More than 500 victims between the ages of three and 18 were identified. And thus far, 77 people have been arrested. Go Scotland! More Than 30 Million Images Recovered In Online Child Abuse Inquiry
End Violence Against Children – The Global Partnership
I love partnership. But I especially love partnership that is moving toward audacious goals that advance Kingdom purposes. Ending violence against children by 2030 is the goal of this UN-backed partnership. I am exploring the possibility of RiverCross joining in this partnership and I’ll keep you posted. The United Nations Backed Partnership, Support Fund Launched to End Violence Against Children. Enjoy the beautiful and hopeful video put together by this partnership.
Have you run across any great stories of hope this week? Please share them with me over on Facebook. And let me know if you think I should make “Hope for Your Weekend” a regular thing.