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What Is Needed?

Peter said [to the lame beggar], “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you.”

ONE day as I and my friend (from another country) were waiting for our metro car to leave the station, a beggar with no legs rolled toward us in a wheelchair. Looking up into our faces, he asked us to take pity on him. Without looking him in the eye, I gave him twice as much as I usually give beggars, but my face was cold and judgmental. My friend rummaged in her purse for a long time. In the end she poured all her change into his palm, indicating with hand movements that this was all she had. The man seemed to understand. He started pointing to a ring on one of her fingers. Smiling, he gestured that he had recognized the Christian symbol on it.

She smiled back at him. Then he took her hand and began to kiss the ring and her hand. He gestured for her to kiss him on the cheek. With the whole metro car watching, my friend bent over and kissed the beggar on his dirty cheek, which was wet with tears. They spent some time in an embrace. Then he moved farther down the car.

This reminded me of what the apostle Peter said–and did–as recorded in our reading for today. I had given the beggar more money, but my friend had given him love and compassion.

Lena Kim (Moscow, Russia)

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John Henry Tamayo, 19, Philippines

What is hope to you?

For me hope means having a positive mindset that enables a person to do anything that he can to achieve his goals.

What do you hope for?

As a person I want to be the best person that I can be. As a student I hope to be a lawyer some day As a youth, I want to promote youth empowerment among nations and encourage more youth to participate in more youthful activities.
What can you do to make that hope come true?

As a student – i will study THAT hard. (get high grades, graduating on time) As a youth, I will work at becoming a better citizen of the country and of course of the world.
Every youth has to  realize that if they don’t have hope, it’s going to be hard for them to achieve anything. When we don’t have hope we neglect the fact that we can do something, that we don’t have to give up. That we can make a change in society.

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Tor on Hope

Tor. 9

What is hope to you?

Well, it’s looking ahead into the future and wanting that to come true.

What do you hope for?

I hope to become a good godly man.

What will you do to make your hope come true?

Well I can read the Bible everyday and pray and obey.

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Citra on Hope

Citra, 25, Telephone Operator

What is hope to you?

Hope is an expectation and a desire for a thing.

What do you hope for?

I hope that in the future I will have a better life and live a joyful, happy life.

What will you do to make the hope come true?

I will be hardworking

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Joshua Ding on Hope

Joshua Ding, Advocate

1. What is hope to you?

Hope is a future that is better.
2. What do you hope for?

I hope for more equitable meeting of basic needs–food, water, education–and life, in general.

3. What will you do to make your hope a reality?

Share the Hope. Make impact in my personal spheres of influence. Intervention, Investment & Involvement

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We launch today!

Less than four hours to go.
Things are getting exciting over here at the Hope Headquarters.

Just in case you’re wondering,
1) We will start at 830pm, but some of us should be there a little bit earlier so if you’re around just hop on by.

2) Where is Luther Centre? 4 Jln Utara, PJ
If you’re coming from Rothmann’s roundabout, head towards Jaya33. With Jaya33 on your left, keep driving down the road till you reach the traffic light at T junction. Turn right. Luther Centre is the first big greyish looking building on your left. There is a small fountain thingie-thing at its compound.

3) “Whoah, this building has many levels!” We’re meeting at Level 1.

4) Yes, there is parking in the basement, but if that’s full — just find yourself a spot around the area — as long as you’re not blocking the flow of traffic.

5) “But I don’t drive…”. No worries! Just take a train to Asia Jaya LRT station.
Luther Centre is about 5minutes walking distance from the station. (opposite )

Alright then, it’s going be good.
Bring your friends, family, colleagues later.
ALL ARE INVITED.

See you then!

Drive safe, be safe.

To Hope!

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