Category - Hope

Have you ever felt like your prayer life was dry and stale? Is prayer one of those things, like exercise, where you know you SHOULD and it would be GOOD for you, but you just can’t find the motivation? Do you ever feel guilty because your prayer life is nothing but a “Honey-Do List” for …

Last week, we touched on the idea of a “Blessings Journal” in observation of this “Thanksgiving Month.” We’ve all heard about the whole “attitude of gratitude” thing… but we also understand “gratitude” may not always come easily. And while the idea of keeping such a journal may sound good, some days just FINDING anything to be …

Honestly, I struggled to write my thoughts this week. Sometimes you get so many emotions battling inside, it’s just easier to wave the white flag of surrender and let them run rampant. And that’s exactly where I found myself this weekend. Relaxing in my home, reading an entertaining novel, doing a few loads of laundry, …

“Hang in there”… “Keeps going and going and going”… “Think different”… “The relentless pursuit of perfection”… “Just do it”… “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”… “Built tough”… slogans, inspirational mottoes, corporate creeds and even promises. And these represent just the tip of the “cliché” iceberg! But, have you ever given any thought …

Happy Independence Day! And while we DO realize this holiday is not celebrated worldwide, we did want to take advantage of this opportunity to use it as a handy springboard. Here, in the United States, at some point in school nearly every child must face those dreaded “memorization” assignments. YOU remember the ones: the Gettysburg …

As we begin a new month, King’s Ransom Foundation will kick-off May with a fresh new project, designed to lift the families of Nicaragua out of their poverty cycle… permanently! Working with Food for the Poor and the American Nicaraguan Foundation, we have fixed our sights on establishing bio-intensive orchards for over 100 families, living …

We’re counting down to an exciting New Year! Are you? Here at King’s Ransom, we believe 2017 will be a year of acceleration, touching more lives, in more places all over the world. And while we have great anticipation for what lies ahead, many people just feel exhausted. This year has been downright brutal for …

I don’t know if you saw this picture when we posted it on social media a few weeks ago, but I want to bring to your attention the very powerful message hidden inside. It’s a family that has been living in a garbage dump in Nicaragua. Second only to Haiti, Nicaragua is one of the poorest nation …

I still remember it…1980: The year of the necktie. No one in my family can explain why it happened, but that year everyone gave Grandpa a necktie for Christmas. It seems silly now, especially since Grandpa didn’t even wear ties to work at the restaurant. What’s more, he was in the process of selling the …

Right now, a mom – with two small children – actually lives in a garbage dump. At night, they find shelter in a shack, made of scrap wood and metal. At dawn, they go out into the dump to look for anything they might be able to eat… and maybe something they can clean-up and …

We are so grateful for the work of our friends at Hosean International Ministries in Haiti. Pastor Caleb and Debbie Lucien have been serving the Haitians for many years and were among the first to initiate relief efforts after the storm passed. The devastation is significant in an area that is still recovering from the …

Part 3: Raising Up One Poverty is a curse that can ruin a family for generations, but hope can turn the tables on that curse. A person with hope can create change for the people around them. A woman who knows how to produce her own food can teach others to raise their own food. …

Part 2: How To Eat An Elephant There is an old goal-setting adage that asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “One bite at a time.” The key to managing overwhelming projects is to break them down into small pieces. The curse of poverty is an overwhelming global catastrophe. Every few seconds, …

I once heard the story of a man who was enjoying a quiet sunrise stroll along the beach, when he came upon an area where the tide had washed hundreds of starfish up on the shore and stranded them. He knew that soon the hot summer sun would dry the sand and the starfish would …

It started with a little girl’s birthday wish. 9-year-old Amanda wasn’t looking to receive a present, but to give one. In fact, to give two. She had heard about King’s Ransom’s campaign to build 1,000 homes for the extreme poor in Nicaragua, and it gripped her heart. She wanted to “do her part” and collect …

King’s Ransom has helped the people of Haiti since 2010 when they were hit with a horrific earthquake, and we are not stopping now!   Kadwa is a small village of about 2,000 people located in the lush region of central Haiti. Isolated by distance, mountainous terrain, and lack of vehicles, the people of this …