On this darkest of days (weather, season and holiday), it seemed appropriate to wish you a warm, hopeful, heartfelt greeting.
My current role with World Concern has me working in, what some would call, dark places… We call it the “end of the road.” It is those cities, villages, markets, families and individuals where little has been invested. It is here that our staff discover the seed of hope that is in every individual. The vast majority of our staff are from these very same villages, regions or country and arehelp that seed develop from a desire to a determined effort. An effort that will improve livelihoods, disaster risk and recovery, the protection of children and education, economic development and microfinance and non-clinical health…the five core efforts of World Concern. These five core all fall under our Transformational Development efforts that look not only at a person, but at a divinely created contributor to their community and the world.
It may be dark, but hope is ahead and, rather than candy, we are lovingly offering that hope to our neighbors at the end of the road tonight.