Releasing Unrealized Potential

Releasing Unrealized Potential

“So, how can someone make a difference?” This is a question I often get when having a conversation about the work NicaWorks! does in Nicaragua or the power of hope to create change. Addressing the underlying issue of hopelessness that fuels poverty makes...
Producing Hope Overflow

Producing Hope Overflow

“The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love, and hope.” – Wilfred Peterson The world needs more hope ecosystems. That is...
Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

Growing Hope Starts with Growing You

In my last article, What is a Hope Ecosystem?, we looked at what it means to create a hope ecosystem, or an environment in which hope lives and grows. We looked at it through the lens of Frutivera, the sweet corn project launched by NicaWorks! in Nicaragua. While it...
What is a Hope Ecosystem?

What is a Hope Ecosystem?

I was recently talking to someone about what it looked like to live a life that brings hope to others. We talked about the need to discover hope for yourself in order to share it with others. We discussed the far-reaching affects hope can have, impacting a...
Avoiding the Temptation to Give Up

Avoiding the Temptation to Give Up

In my last article, A Hope-Filled Lesson from Nicaragua, I shared how my recent trip to Nicaragua had reminded me that there is hope in the midst of challenges when we do not give up. I gave examples of how I have seen this truth in action in the lives of my friends...