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Learning about Lament

Learning about Lament

Learning about Lament Lament seems the opposite of giving thanks. Yet, in recent years there has been much discussion about the power of Lament and how the practice brings about healing and gratitude. In further research, we find lament a form of praise, asking God to...
Learning about Lament

Lessons in Love Amid Disasters

Lessons in Love Amid Disasters Perhaps I am the only one who has struggled to understand the words of Jesus which, to paraphrase, tells each of us to “love your enemy; pray for your enemy; do good to your enemy.” What does that mean? What might that look like? And...
Learning about Lament

Giving Out of Poverty

Giving Out of Poverty When I read the following letter addressed to World Hope International a few weeks ago, I was stunned, humbled, and blessed all at the same time. Dear Servants of the Lord, The residents of the Lighthouse Outreach Center are sending this donation...
Learning about Lament

At the Heart of Service

At the Heart of Service Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, World Hope International’s Founder, continues her series of reflections in this month’s post, related to the earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, 2021… “Oh no, not another disaster in Haiti” are the...

Healing from Unexpected Places

Healing from Unexpected Places Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, World Hope International’s Founder, continues this month to share some of her thoughts from through the years in our Founder Series; asking questions, sharing stories, and reflecting on opportunity, dignity, and...

Always Learning

Always Learning Just when I think I understand “loving your neighbor as yourself,” a new lesson is before my eyes. I was in a village in Zambia during the HIV/AIDS crisis and the number of orphans per village was overwhelming to me. Many times, children outnumbered...