Poverty and injustice often result in “hopelessness”. One common goal of our projects is to restore hope. That is why I often ask our project participants this question - “What is your dream?”
Posts from the ‘Letter from CEDAR’ Category
As I reflect on the revelation of Jesus’ salvation in the work of reconciliation, it struck me that as Jewish priests were teaching the word of God and offering sacrifices in strict accordance with the bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, the great high priest, was foregoing the absolute authority He had in choosing whatever form of sacrifice He wished, but instead offered Himself as the sacrifice for the reconciliation of man and God (Romans 5:9-11)...
Over Chinese New Year, I was “food overloaded” and felt a strong sense of guilt as many people in the world are still undernourished and suffering from hunger. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 800 million people are facing hunger, representing 11.1% of the world population. From experience and observation, we know that their hunger is often not a result of laziness. They possess the will to work hard for their living, but just lack a helping hand to restart a new page in their lives. This is exactly why God imposed the rules of Jubilee on His people (Lev. 25), in order to bring about freedom and celebration for starting anew...
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
This is the verse we often see and read in this time of the year. As we have already entered into Advent, have you made any plan in response to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Back to our world today, numerous of people around the world are threatened by natural and man-made disasters. What we can do is to help them be freed from the threat of disaster by relief and DRR work, hoping that they could have space for searching of life purpose in return. CEDAR now supports partners in Nepal, India and Myanmar to provide emergency relief to victims of recent floods in South Asia. Let’s join hands to provide people in desperate situation an opportunity of survival and soul-search...