Giving Away Bowls of Hope

WHO NEEDS HOPE?

Have you ever wanted to give someone hope? Or even needed hope yourself?

I’m certain that most of you are just like me. You know at least one person who was recently diagnosed with cancer, one person who has recently lost a loved one, one person who just can’t seem to get ahead no matter how hard they try, one person who lost their job, and one person who wants a baby and it just doesn’t seem to work for them.

You know these people and more, don’t you?

So many family members, friends, and people we meet that are struggling with something. I always want to help, but what can I offer someone fighting things way bigger than me?

WHAT CAN WE OFFER THEM?

HOPE.

I can offer them hope.

I keep reposting about the Hope Bowl on Trades of Hope. Something about giving people a Bowl of Hope just speaks to my heart.

I’ve needed someone to bring me a Bowl of Hope a time or ten. Have you?

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Merriam-Webster defines hope as wanting something to happen or be true and think it could happen or be true.

There’s a big difference between hoping and wishing: think and want.

If I think I can offer someone hope, then I will be able to do it. If I simply want someone to get some hope, it’s not going to happen.

I think that we can impact those around us by giving away Bowls of Hope. I hope that YOU will join me in this journey.

GETTING INVOLVED

I’m not capable of giving hope to everyone on my own. But if you join with me, I’m hoping we can provide at least 10 Bowls of Hope by Friday night.

What would you put in a Bowl of Hope?

Ask yourself what YOU would want if you were in the same situation.

A prayer shawl? A printed reminder of love? A handwritten personal note of encouragement? A light meal? Hard candy for sitting in the hospital? Music? Snacks? An essential oil salt scrub?

Would you spend $40 to provide a hurting person with a Bowl of Hope?

Help me reach a goal of 10 Bowls of Hope by this Friday night. You can purchase the bowl here. Then you have two choices. You can have the bowl shipped to you, fill it with personalized items, and deliver it to someone you know personally that could use a Bowl of Hope. OR you can have the bowl shipped to 302 W. Maple Street, Arcadia, MO 63621 and I and a small group of teenagers will fill the bowl and give it to a person we know who could use a Bowl of Hope.

HOPE DELIVERED

This outreach gets even better.

These bowls won’t contain all the hope. It’s going to slip through the H-O-P-E and rub off on everyone it touches.

First example?

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The purchase of a Hope Bowl will help to feed women and their families in India. And, they will be able to send their children to school. Your purchase is offering hope to an entire village. Hope of a life outside of poverty.

Now, when you give a gift of Bowls of Hope you can begin by telling the recipient how the bowl has blessed the hands that made it. You can follow up by telling them that you made the purchase for them and that they’ve now blessed the very families sending Bowls of Hope.

It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

 

 

WILL YOU GET INVOLVED?

Will you join me in offering hope?

Please go to this page to order your Hope Bowl so that I can track the goal of 10! I would LOVE it if you would share your story of this Bowl of Hope in the comments here so we can all learn and gain inspiration. If you would share a picture of your Bowl of Hope with or without the recipient, that would be even more awesome!

I can’t wait to see how God uses this to change lives!!!!!

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