Reeds of Hope is run by a team of American and ex-pat volunteers. We don't have any overhead costs; even this website is covered by a separate donation. From California to Tanzania, from the East Coast to Rwanda, people across the globe are partnering together with our Congolese friends to support vulnerable children and families. Maybe that's what makes this organization so special- the relationships. The commitment of working together to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are too often overlooked.
There's this passage in Romans 8- all things work together for good. There have been times when we've wondered what exactly God was doing. Through growing pains and times of feeling so overwhelmed by the weight of this work. But through it all, there has been this thread of hope that God was using our small efforts for his purposes. In the form of unexpected donations and success stories, in the commitment of monthly sponsors who have been with us from the beginning, in the joy we find on the faces of those children we get to sponsor, and perhaps, most especially, in the faith and perseverance of our Congolese partners. We have been so overwhelmed by the generosity of all of you over the past month. We can hardly wait to see how God uses your gifts to spread his love and message of hope to children and families in Congo.
Below are a few success stories we want to share with you. These are the stories we hope to collect in 2016; more standing in the gap for vulnerable families, more children moving into long term, loving Congolese families, and more empowerment through education and training.
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