About Living Hope

Bringing Hope, Breaking Despair

That’s the tagline for Living Hope…and it fits. The townships that they partner with are full of poverty, HIV/AIDS, and the struggles of living in post-apartheid South Africa. One of the first statements I heard said it best. When a young child was asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, “I want to get AIDS so I can die sooner.” WHAM, right in the gut. Hope, dreaming, and future are concepts foreign to most in a place where so few break the cycle of poverty. It takes generations to change such mentalities, but Living Hope is going at it as only God can. They tackle disease and health issues, family issues, economic development/empowerment, and many other social issues that feed into a life without hope. Their mission is to bring Hope, hope that comes in Christ Jesus and with teaching people to live as He taught us. With full recognition that behavior doesn’t change till values change and values don’t change till beliefs do, Living Hope is making a holistic approach to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their area and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

Read more about them here: www.livinghope.co.za