Category: Hope-sharers Devotionals

Crucible Moments

May 2021 Paul Turner, International Team Leader ‘As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they … Continued

The Ripple Effect

By Hannah Flatman, Brazil There is something very satisfying about dropping a pebble into a still pond and watching the impact ripple out into larger and wider concentric circles. Scientists say that the energy carries on passing through the water even when you can no longer see the ripples. In a small town in semi-arid … Continued

Speak Up

July 2021 Esther Stansfield, Latin Link Head of Mobilisation In the summer before my final year at university, I went backpacking in Greece with ten friends. On the final morning, with no money or energy left, we spent a few hours in the botanical gardens in Athens. As I wandered around, I came across a … Continued


June 2021 Esther Stansfield, Head of Mobilisation Have you ever had an encounter with someone that changed you? When I, Esther, and my husband Ben first arrived in Honduras to begin a two-year volunteer placement, we met a lady called Sonia. On hearing that we had nowhere to live (as our accommodation had fallen through) … Continued