THE PROMISE OF HOPE
As Winter begins to fade, the change in seasons reminds us to find God in the Easter-time hope of new life. His eternal promise is that of hope. Hope for a world where love, truth, justice and peace prevail, hope for equality, an end to poverty and war: hope for tomorrow.
As you read through your first Connected Church update of this year, we encourage you to absorb it prayerfully. Where are the promises of new life in these stories and updates? Where is God at work in the everyday, unglamorous and yet deeply holy work of striving to end poverty through love for our neighbours? Where might God be speaking to you?
Share what you have read and learnt with your church. We have made a Powerpoint presentation to help you do that, or you could get creative - perhaps getting different members of your congregation to help read aloud the update and share their thoughts.
Bobbie, Carina, Sarah, Derek, Lois, Diana, Fiona and Grace
Tearfund's Churches Team