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by Steve Chibophe, HOPE Malawi spiritual integration coordinator

Sometimes those of us who have embraced Christ as Lord and Savior behave as if Christ is ours alone. We can allow the world’s dividing lines around tribe, race, politics, and religion to creep in and cause us to behave as if we are the insiders whom Jesus is for, and others are outsiders who can’t be reached by the love of Jesus.

However, we were all once the outsider, the lost sheep, before Jesus sought us out and brought us into the folds of His grace. The world we live in is full of majority and minority groups that practice religions that are different to the Christian faith, but we know clearly from God’s Word that the heart of God is for all people to experience salvation through Jesus. Continue Reading…

At HOPE International, we operate in global settings where we’ve seen and experienced how election seasons can be filled with contention. And yet, we have also seen how our incredible global team has responded to these situations. This month, with elections in Moldova (where HOPE’s microfinance partner Invest Credit operates) and the U.S. (where we have our central office and many friends and supporters), we are eager to learn from our global brothers and sisters—how they have responded, especially in election seasons, and loved across dividing lines.

We especially look to the men and women we serve—like this Rwandan savings group comprised of both perpetrators and victims of the Rwandan genocide—to teach us how we can actively pursue mutual understanding and reconciliation. Continue Reading…