The most important thing the Hope Center can do is to…stay open. If the Hope Center closed, it would fill the orphans’ hearts with new levels of abandonment, loneliness and despair. Their hearts would be flooded with questions like, “Where do I go now after school?” “Will I ever see Pastor King, Miss Deb, Misty, Alyssa, Will…again?” “My daddy left me and now Hope has too.”
My Heavenly Dad makes my dreams come true. That’s who He is. So when Jesus told his disciples that He would never leave them as orphans, I believe He’s still saying it today. Every day when youth and children arrive at Hope, it’s a holy hint as to what God is like. The kids are not alone. We’re here! We’re still here!
13 years of Hope. The doors are still open. Lord-willing, by faith, they’ll open again tomorrow at 3 p.m. The doors open because He opens them through His people: Staff, the Board, Partners, Volunteers, and Intercessors…
Was Hope successful in 2011? Yes! How do I know? Because we stayed open. That’s the most important thing.