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“I think the stand-out moment for me was the lightbulb clarity of the statement by one of the tenants that churches need to show people (as Jesus did) that they are loved and precious now, in the midst of their mess, not wait until they have sorted it out to welcome and engage with them.
A real 'boom' moment and one that needs to be at the heart of our thinking as Christians, even though it means we have to walk through the mess with them.”
“I am writing to congratulate you on the tremendous success of your Hope into Action Conference on Friday. I was honoured to play a small part in it.
I was moved to the point of feeling quite emotional by the wonderful work that the charity does. Those testimonies and many conversations I had during the day all made me see your vision is doing a great Christian service and helping the lives of many vulnerable people.
The model you are using is a brilliant conception. Please keep up the good work and do not hesitate to let me know if there’s anything more that I can ever do to help the cause.”
I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you.
Thank you for setting up Hope into Action. Thank you for having me come and share a bit today, it really was an honour to give back a little bit of what has been given to me.
And thank you, along with your team for organising today - I know it was probably a stressful nightmare at times trying to get everything to come together! But I felt really emotional standing up there, looking out at all those people, and seeing a room full of people who genuinely love and care for people like me, for the people who society generally rejects. It makes me feel really proud and privileged to be connected to a group of people who want to walk along side some of the messiest people and love them any way they can.
So thank you, and keep up the good work.
I would like to express my thanks to you and to all of your team for a great conference on Friday. I am really pleased that I came. I found it immensely inspiring and the day also confirmed to me that HiA is well run and doing great things for vulnerable people in our communities.