Stories of Hope “In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” 1 Peter 1:3-6 Latin America has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst the news coverage, you may have seen some heartbreaking stories. Stories of families waving white flags outside their homes to inform neighbours that they have no food; stories of overcrowded hospitals turning people away; stories of mass graves in the Amazon; stories of migrants making life-threatening journeys across borders. But, in the midst of tragedy, another story is being written too. It’s the story of God’s people, compelled into action, showing love, care and bringing forth hope from the rubble. And over the coming months, we want to share these Stories of Hope with you; to encourage, inspire, and motivate you to step into the story, whether in Latin America, or by sharing the message of hope in your own community. The new Hope-sharers Devotionals And the place to learn all about the ways you can step into the story is with our exciting new devotional series: Hope-sharers devotionals. It's a monthly email that's full of inspiring stories, resources, and Bible reflections on the themes of hope, mission, and your place in it all. You'll also be invited to join occasional online gatherings, where you'll have the opportunity to learn from and pray with mission workers in the field. Subscribe here A Story of Hope in Brazil Step into the Story As you watch and read the Stories of Hope that we'll be sharing over the next few months, our prayer is that you feel inspired, encouraged and moved by the many ways hope is being shared across Latin America. But the story doesn’t end there. We want you to take these stories with you and share hope however you can in your own communities. Whether you live in Latin America, the UK, or anywhere in between, this is a time when people need hope more than ever. And as Christians, we know that real, lasting hope comes through Jesus. If you'd like to partner with Latin Link as we continue to step into God's mission across Latin America, here are six things you can do to get involved: If you have any questions about Stories of Hope or want to request the use of a specific story, please contact [email protected]. Thank you.