WE HAVE A GREAT HOPE
We have a great hope
we can make a difference,
that one day we will see:
the promises of our faith,
the fruits of our labor,
and the results of our perseverance.
With churches reaching out to communities,
sharing the gospel and meeting the needs of
the poor and needy, we believe it is possible to have:
Neighborhood sanctuaries full,
integrated with people from all races
praising God together.
Streets that are safe to walk on,
without gangs or violence.
Families intact, so no spouse or
child will ever suffer from abuse.
Every student excelling, in good schools,
having an equal opportunity
to reach their fullest potential.
The elderly living in comfort and dignity,
in communities with neighbors
of all ages, races and income,
gladly loving each other.
Job readiness, retention and advancement for all people,
allowing families to earn the income they need.
Mixed income neighborhoods,
not displacing the poor, but living as equal.
Every person with enough to eat,
no more need for homeless shelters,
soup kitchens or begging on the streets.
Every family with access to the best medical care.
We have this hope because of the living God,
His Word and His Church.
A hope kept alive,
because we are the called ones
commanded to live a life of love.
But hope without obedience is despair
and faith without works is dead.
Therefore we will strive, one community at a time,
churches joining other churches
making a difference
house by house, street by street
fulfilling His great desire, that
“as you have done it to the least of these,
you have done it to me.”
For more information on how your church can get involved in reaching the community e-mail Ron Ovitt at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a copy of Close To The Heart of God. Also go to www.empowerministry.org for helpful materials.
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