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“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 

I’ve always believed that dogs are our best teachers of faith, hope, and love. This puppy is the picture of audacious hope as he focuses every fiber of his being on the treat held in front of him. Nothing can swerve him from his reward, and he trusts the hand that feeds him.  

This is like the bold hope we have in God’s peace. World peace is in God’s hands, so we must hold unswervingly to the hope of our faith as we unite to usher in God’s peace. The unjust war in Ukraine calls us to focus on sharing hope audaciously as we trust God to guide us in the path of promoting peace.

May we model this puppy with laser focus on the audacious hope we have in Christ as we trust his faithful promises and share that hope with those in Ukraine needing rays of light to shine through the darkness of despair.  How can we help? Here are just a few ways: 

§ Pray, pray, pray. Arizona Faith Network sponsors a weekly, ecumenical Global Prayer Gathering on Zoom, Fridays at 7:15-7:45 am. Join Zoom Meeting:Zoom Link Meeting ID: 869 4772 5568  Passcode: 197313

§  Donate directly  to Lutheran Disaster Response working with partner churches in Ukraine: Lutheran Disaster Response

§  Donate to Desert Cross Hunger Jar in worship or on our website: Desert Cross Give. Gifts designated to "Eastern Europe Crisis" will be used in full (100%) for direct response to assist those affected.

§  Donate to Lutheran World Federation to support churches and people of Ukraine: LWF Ukraine 

§ Donate supplies to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Phoenix: Here

God calls us to unite and focus our energies on our mission to share audacious hope in Christ!

In faith, hope & love,Pastor Andrea