Hope for Children

How Will Giving Children Hope Help Them?

Giving children hope is how you build resiliency, which is defined by “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change.”[1]

One study on the impact of hope and resilience reported, “Hopeful individuals possess positive thinking that is reflective of a realistic sense of optimism as well as the belief that they can produce routes to desired goal.”[2]

Every person will experience some form of adversity in their lives. It’s how a person is able to deal with those challenges that makes the difference between being able to continue on despite the situation or giving up on themselves and life.

The Bible repeatedly talks about hope and its power to sustain us. Psalm 9:18 says, “But the needy will not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.” Again in Psalm 10:17, “Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.”

A powerful passage on hope is in Romans: “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5).

GFA World wants to bring this kind of enduring, resilient hope to more impoverished children who face sometimes insurmountable trials. One of the best ways GFA does this is through its Child Sponsorship Program. Not only does the program ensure children have some of their most basic needs met, but children experience God’s love and learn to hope. When a child learns to hope, they are building resilience to overcome whatever obstacles in life they may face.

Sponsored children go to school, get help with classes, receive regular nutritious food, gain access to clean water and so much more. But it is this hope for their future that is the greatest gift of sponsorship. For $35 a month, you can strengthen a child in poverty and uncertainty with lifechanging hope. You will have the additional blessing of communicating with your sponsored child, where you can reinforce such hope.

Your sponsorship today means hope for tomorrow.

Learn more about how GFA is bringing hope for children

[1] “Resiliency.” Merriam-Webster Dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resiliency. Accessed December 8, 2022.
[2] Duggal, Devika; Sacks-Zimmerman, Amanda; and Liberta, Taylor. “The Impact of Hope and Resilience on Multiple Factors in Neurosurgical Patients.” PubMed Central. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5120968. October 2016.