Yesterday, Pastor Amy interviewed Lynelle Shooks whose photography of the people in the Dominican Republic is installed in our church for ArtPrize. She talked about "Hope Rising", a program of Worldwide Christian Schools and Christian Reformed World Missions which seeks to bring hope to people there.
Pastor Amy read from the book of Lamentations (3:20-24). We have hope because of what God has done for us and we wait for Him.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."