Celebrate Easter: Share Hope



  • April 03, 2012
Blog Team

Easter is a time of resurrection, restoration, and hope. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the promises of God and what they mean for our future.

But it is also a time we realize that hope is absent in the lives of so many people. Too hungry, sick, poor, and weary to grasp any form of joy—they are left to struggle through the pain of hopelessness.

This Easter, World Help is bringing restoration to these individuals by meeting their physical and spiritual needs through our unique Gifts of Hope program.

Just in time for the holiday, we’re excited to introduce rabbits to our Gifts of Hope catalog! We think of cute little bunnies and chicks as Easter symbols, but for impoverished communities around the world, they are also elements of physical and economic strength. Both of these animals are sources of important nutrients for poverty-stricken families, and they easily multiply to yield ongoing benefits, creating ample opportunity to build toward healthier incomes.

Rabbits, chicks, school supplies, medicine, clean water . . . they all make a difference that lasts! And when we work together to provide sustainable means to help meet physical needs, we have a better basis for meeting spiritual needs as well. Whether we heal a child, feed a family, or transform a community, we are able to reflect the very meaning of Easter—sacrifice and unconditional love.

Recently, our Director of African Projects, Cyrus Mad-Bondo, traveled to a World Help-supported widow’s village in Rwanda. These women and their families have been directly impacted by the Rwandan genocide and are now working to find healing through this government-built and protected village.

Before Cyrus left, he wanted to leave a meaningful gift that would continue to bless the widows and their families. At a local market, he purchased rabbits to distribute throughout the village. He knew these animals were a source of protein for many who go without vital nutrients. And because they are bred quickly, they are an easy source of income as well.

When he brought the rabbits back to the village, he was delighted to pass them out to dozens of appreciative recipients, including elderly women, single mothers, and their overjoyed children. Rabbits—like each item available through our Gifts of Hope program—are simple, but strategic gifts for underprivileged communities. For the widows and their families, it means better health and finances that can be used for medicine, education, and more.

This Easter, will you join World Help in bringing hope and restoration to those who desperately need it?

Visit goh.worldhelp.net to give a special Easter gift to someone in need.