You may be familiar with the process of choosing a Word of the Year. This year, Jamie & I have decided to select one: Hope. As 2013 unfolds, we want to be aware of our word and watch how it shows up in our lives and in our organization. Here are just some of the reasons we chose Hope.
HOPE: Providing the most basic needs for some of the poorest people in the world, every day without fail. These people depend on us for survival and we give them hope.
HOPE: The chance to receive an education gives a child HOPE for a better future.
HOPE: A mother puts her children in bed tonight without worrying about their growling tummies, she has HOPE that anything might be possible.
HOPE: A single father has HOPE that his infant daughter may be able to survive with HFFs provision of formula.
We provide hope to families who are in danger of being torn apart. We provide hope to children who have nearly nothing in this world. We provide hope to mothers who cannot meet their child’s most basic needs. We provide hope to fathers who want to do more, but don’t know how. We provide hope to grandparents who love their grandchildren enough to commit to parenting them. We provide hope to communities that see women being empowered and becoming strong. We provide hope to people of a country that needs hope in order to become better.
In 2013, we have hope that we will be able to continue this work. We have hope that our partners will continue to believe in us, and to trust us to oversee some amazing things in the lives of some amazing people.
We commit to hope this year. We will always strive to provide hope to families in Haiti in whatever way is most necessary and appropriate for them as individuals, as families, and as communities.