Hope Channel International

April 10, 2021

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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Sarah grew up learning and hearing about Jesus from her parents. She loved Jesus from a young age, and always believed in Him. Yet, she felt she was never good enough for Him. Sarah didn’t see how she would be able to do all of the right things in order to be saved.


This feeling of not being good enough cast a dark shadow over her childhood and adolescence. Sarah thought, “Well if I can’t ever be good enough, then I’ll just not try. I’ll just make the best life I can on this earth.” But this way of thinking did not bring her the peace and hope she was searching for.


Sarah found herself engaging in unhealthy habits, searching for worth in relationships and substances. But instead of feeling worthy and hopeful, this only brought pain into her life. She experienced depression for several years as well.


Most recently, Sarah needed a few surgeries on her hands. These surgeries prevented her from being able to do work with her hands, and everyday tasks such as making a meal to eat would cause extreme pain. She was left unable to do anything on her own for a time after her surgeries. Her days were spent in bed, watching television as her feelings of self-worth continued to plummet. Each day she felt as if she were moving further and further away from God. It came to be too much and in that dark moment, Sarah considered ending her life.


Sarah knew this was not the right path to take, and decided to reach out to a friend and share the way she was feeling. Her friend suggested she download some resources on her phone that would allow her to lift up her thoughts and feel that God was close to her. That’s when Sarah found Hope Channel—right in the application store in her phone.


“I liked the name,” Sarah said. “I thought okay, ‘Hope Channel’ – I am really looking for hope right now!” She immediately began to watch the first program she came across which was Table Talk, where pastors and leaders are able to sit together and talk. Through this program, Sarah was able to see and understand God’s grace. Her life began to transform.


This led to finding other programs such as Let’s Pray LIVE. “…they say ‘the place where you don’t have to pray alone,’” said Sarah. “My husband is not a believer so a lot of times I do pray alone, and since I found them, I’m not!”


In fact, Sarah reached out online to other members of the Let’s Pray LIVE community and submitted prayer requests. Now, she feels she is part of a family. Now, she feels that peace she was searching for knowing there are people praying for her and for this community she is now part of too.


Hope Channel has also provided a way for Sarah to connect for a sacred worship service when inclement weather in her hometown prevents her from being able to get to her local Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is able to connect, study the Bible and worship along with countless others also tuning into the program.


Sarah says, “I’m just so grateful that I found [Hope Channel] and in the months since I found it, I have never once thought about throwing away this precious life that I’ve been given. I am joyful.”


APPEAL: Thousands across North America and around the world like Sarah are searching for hope. They are looking for a community to connect with and for people who will pray with them. As the global television evangelistic ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hope Channel aims to reach these people and share the hope they are searching for and tell them how much God loves them.


With 59 Hope Channels around the world and programming that broadcasts in over 70 languages, Hope Channel is working every day to share hope and peace. Today, the offering will further the ministry of Hope Channel. Your faithful support of Hope Channel makes this possible and allows for continued growth and reach to new places. Let us join together to share hope around the world!


—Elizabeth Camps is Director of Marketing for Hope Channel International, Inc.


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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Sarah a aimé Jésus dès son plus jeune âge et a toujours cru en lui. Pourtant, elle avait le sentiment de ne jamais être assez bonne à ses yeux et elle ne voyait pas comment elle pouvait faire ce qui était bien pour être sauvée. À la recherche de soutien, Sarah s’est plongée dans la toxicomanie et a commencé à prendre de mauvaises habitudes dans ses relations.


Sarah savait qu’elle était sur une mauvaise voie alors elle a partagé ce qu’elle ressentait à une amie. Celle-ci lui a suggéré de télécharger sur son téléphone des ressources qui lui permettraient d’élever ses pensées et de sentir que Dieu était proche d’elle. C’est ainsi que Sarah a trouvé Hope Channel directement dans le App Store.


« J’ai aimé ce nom », a déclaré Sarah. Je me suis dit : « OK, Hope Channel, je suis vraiment à la recherche d’espoir en ce moment ! » Elle a immédiatement commencé à suivre l’émission Table Talk. Grâce à ce programme, Sarah a pu voir et comprendre la grâce de Dieu. Sa vie en était peu à peu transformée.


Cela l’a amené à rechercher l’émission Let’s Pray LIVE [Prions en direct]. « Ils disent que c’est l’endroit où vous n’avez pas à prier seul, a déclaré Sarah. Puisque mon mari n’est pas croyant, je prie souvent seule, mais depuis que je les ai trouvés, je ne le suis plus ! »


« Je suis tellement reconnaissante d’avoir trouvé [Hope Channel] et depuis, je n’ai jamais plus pensé à gâcher cette précieuse vie qui m’a été donnée. J’ai de la joie dans le cœur. »


Des milliers de personnes en Amérique du nord et dans le monde, comme Sarah, ont besoin d’espoir. Aujourd’hui, votre offrande fera progresser le ministère de Hope Channel. Unissons-nous pour partager l’espoir dans le monde !


—Elizabeth Camps est directrice du marketing pour Hope Channel International, Inc.


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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Sara desde jovem amara a Jesus e sempre acreditara nEle. No entanto, ela sentia que nunca fora boa o suficiente para Ele e não via como seria capaz de fazer todas as coisas certas para ser salva. Sara viu-se engajada em hábitos prejudiciais à saúde, buscando valor nos relacionamentos e nas substâncias.


Sara sabia que esse não era o caminho certo e compartilhou seus sentimentos com uma amiga. Esta amiga sugeriu que ela baixasse alguns aplicativos em seu telefone que lhe permitiriam elevar seus pensamentos e sentir que Deus estava perto dela. Foi quando Sara encontrou o Hope Channel (Canal da Esperança), direto na loja de aplicativos de seu telefone.


“Gostei do nome”, disse Sara. “Achei legal, -Canal da Esperança- estou realmente procurando por esperança agora!” Ela imediatamente começou a assistir ao programa Table Talk (Conversa na Mesa). Por meio deste programa, Sara foi capaz de ver e compreender a graça de Deus. Sua vida começou a se transformar.


Isso levou-a a encontrar Let’s Pray LIVE (Vamos orar, ao Vivo) “o lugar onde você não precisa orar sozinho.” Sara dice: “Meu marido não é cristão, então muitas vezes eu orava sozinha, e desde que eu os encontrei, não estive mais sozinha!”


Sara diz: “Estou muito grata por ter encontrado o Canal da Esperança e, desde que o encontrei, nunca pensei em jogar fora esta vida preciosa que me foi dada. Estou feliz.”


Milhares na América do Norte e em todo o mundo, como Sara, estão em busca de esperança. Hoje, sua oferta irá promover o ministério do Hope Channel. Vamos unir-nos para compartilharmos esperança em todo o mundo!


—Elizabeth Camps é diretora de marketing do Hope Channel International, Inc.


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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Sarah amaba a Jesús desde muy temprana edad, y siempre creyó en él.  Pero al mismo tiempo sentía que nunca sería suficientemente buena frente a los ojos de Dios, y no podía imaginar cómo lograr hacer todo bien para poder ser salva. En su afán de búsqueda, se involucró en hábitos impropios para su salud al consumir sustancias y al involucrarse en relaciones nocivas.


Sarah sabía perfectamente que no estaba en el buen camino y compartió este sentimiento con una amiga. Esta le sugirió que bajase a su celular un recurso que elevaría sus pensamientos y le permitiría sentirse más cerca de Dios. Al hacerlo apareció como opción de contacto Hope Channel.


–Me gusta este nombre: Hope Channel. Es justamente lo que yo estoy buscando ahora– fue el pensamiento de Sarah. Así que inmediatamente se puso a mirar el programa “Table talk” (Charlas de sobremesa). Ese fue el medio por el cual ella comenzó a ver y comprender la gracia de Dios y su vida comenzó un proceso de transformación.


Esto la dirigió hacia “Let’s Pray LIVE” (Oremos en vivo y directo) que se anunciaba como un lugar donde uno no está solo para orar. “Como mi esposo no es creyente, yo no tenía con quién orar, hasta que encontré que ¡no precisaba orar sola!”


Ahora ella dice: “Me siento muy agradecida de haber encontrado a Hope Channel porque desde ese momento tomé conciencia de no desperdiciar mi preciosa vida tal como lo había estado haciendo. “¡Ahora sí soy feliz!”


Miles de personas, tanto en este país como alrededor del mundo, buscan una esperanza, así como Sarah. Hoy nuestras ofrendas servirán para sostener el ministerio de Hope Channel. Unámonos a este ministerio de llevar esperanza a diferentes lugares del mundo.


—Elizabeth Camps es directora de Marketing en Hope Channel International, Inc.



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Originally prepared for April 10, 2021

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