Guest Blog by: Nathaniel Thomas
Happiness is not all about big things, happiness is about small things that results in making a big difference. Does it not come as a surprise to see a tiny-little plant in the backyard, grow to be a fruitful tree one day. This surprise can never become real, if the seed was never planted and watered in the first place. The Hope Pack you provide, resembles the ground and water for a child, who will one day become that surprise by standing strong.
One may be curious to know what difference a Hope Pack can make. Well, there is an unseen picture that carries clusters of emotion when a child receives a Hope pack. When a child unpacks the Hope pack, there is an immense joy on the child’s face, the child views his future through those school supplies. The colourful items in the Hope Pack are not mere things for the child; the child sees a bright future through these supplies. The happiness on the child’s face shows what this pack means to him.
The last day of school ends with the spark of hope that when the new school year begins in July, it will start with a Hope Pack. When the Hope Packs arrive at the Hope Home, children sense that someone in a different part of the world cares for their needs. The children are in total wonder because they do not understand how someone can love them when they have never done anything in return.
Is this not a perfect picture of Jesus’ love, who gave his own life for those who could never do anything to earn his love? When you choose to give, it is a reminder that you share the love of Jesus with thousands of these kids, kids who will one day grow up to share this love to someone else in need.
A small ignite of Hope can light many lives.