Hope is the prerequisite for faith. I am presently in a perpetual state of hope. Let me briefly explain.
Here in the U.S. we are in the process of opening a free clinic for bikers and their families. This process has been going on for a little over a year. It is partially operational now but we are HOPING to be fully operational by the end of the year. The physical structure has been converted for the clinic, staff has volunteered their time, some supplies are in place the 501 3c is pending. The insurance is the only hold up. HOPEFULLY we will have that worked out in the next few weeks. HOPE, HOPE, HOPE!
In Kenya the home for orphaned and abandoned boys, named in honor and memory of my youngest brother, still needs some work and through our support we HOPE to have it completed soon. The school we built last year and are now furnishing, we HOPE to have our first students in May of 2013.
In August of this year (2012) I had some heart attacks and had to have a quadruple bypass and a pacemaker. I am HOPING my recovery is much quicker than the health care professionals are telling me.
I am HOPING to get back to Kenya around the first of the year. I HOPE the doctors will release me to travel out of the country.
I am beginning to see evidence of the things I’ve hoped for, and that my friend is faith. And that is what it takes to please God and I HOPE to please God more than anything or anyone on this planet.