What the Bible Says
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Simple Hope is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, working ecumenically with all people and faiths to build community and provide hope to those who are compromised in rural Tanzania, Africa. The direct mission of Simple Hope is to uplift lives through faith nutritious food, clean water and education of sustainable processes.
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Following are some scriptures that help us stay focused, humbled and strengthened:
Matthew 22:37-39 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Parable of the Ten Virgins… Be prepared when God calls!
Parable of the Bags of Gold… There is risk to working for God
Parable of the Sheep and Goats…We are called to serve others
VS 40: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did for me.”
Ephesians 3:7 ” I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.”
Mark 16: 15 He said to them. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
Psalm 46: 10 “Be still and know that I am God”
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
Matthew 19:26 “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Hebrews 13:20-21 “May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Mark 16:15 He said to them. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
Ephesians 6:7 “Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”
Philippians 1:3-5 “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,”
Galatians 6:2 “Carry one another’s burdens and in so doing you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Psalm 133 (Shared with us by our Tanzanian friend Naomi) “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity. It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard running down on Aaron’s beard, down the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life evermore.”
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have made for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”