Spreading Hope to Our Community

No matter who you talk to, it seems like the majority of conversation revolves around COVID-19. While many individuals around the world are quarantined, fear and anxiety has spread as rapidly as the virus. However, even in the face of uncertainty, there is always HOPE. Hope keeps us going. Hope gives us peace. And, Hope is contagious.

We know that our hope is anchored in God’s word. As David said in Psalms 119:114, “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” When we put our trust in God and are reminded of all His promises, we can find rest even in the midst of the unknown and chaos. He is still in control.

When a person resists hope, “it makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12), but a person who finds hope is grounded, calm, and peaceful. We are excited to begin the “Hope is Contagious” movement. This is our way of staying connected and spreading hope while we maintain social distancing. We asked the FAC family to kick off the movement by spreading hope to their communities. However, we don’t want this to be just a FAC Tallmadge thing. Let’s make it a global movement! 

Instead of spreading the virus of fear, let’s seize the opportunity to spread hope. Throughout the duration of the quarantine, we will release an updated map that shows where everyone is participating in this movement. Let’s put hope on the map!

Want to join the movement? Here’s how you can spread hope:

  1. Spend time with your family and create artwork that displays your favorite scriptures full of God’s promises.
  2. Hang your artwork in a window for your neighbors and community to see.
  3. Post a picture of you and your family’s artwork and use the hashtag #HOPEiscontagious (remember to pin your location)
  4. Encourage your family and friends to participate.