Warning: this post is chock-full of hope.
“Hope” is one-third of our name and one-hundred-percent of our work. We are in the profession of mobilizing hope to communities, children, women, families facing disaster, farmers and really anyone that we come into contact with. Our full name—Convoy of Hope—suggests that we are carriers of hope. So, we better be able to define it right?
This is the second post in a series that asks that question, “What is Hope?” Thanks for joining the conversation, we think you’re probably part of the answer.
Most everyone would agree that hope is intangible—it’s not an actual object—so then, how do we move it around on trucks? What are we actually carrying in addition to food and relief supplies? How have we been “delivering hope since 1994?” All good questions.
We think that invisibility does not always denote non-existence. The wind blows and literally moves mountains, yet our five senses never experience more than its effects. In that sense, hope is like the wind.
A reader of The Hope Supply, Mynne Dacoco, commented with some solid insight about hope.
“Hope is anticipating light while experiencing darkness … trying to see the possible out of the impossible … trying to seek the positive out of chaos and destruction … it is believing that there is something good even in bad situations.”
Mynne’s thoughtful words essentially claim that hope requires believing in something that you cannot presently see. I think she’s probably right. Hope is unseen but its evidence can be heard in a heart and found on a face.
How is hope evidenced in your life? Comment and you’re entered for a chance to receive our #HOPE sticker and Zine.