For many, our world is a very difficult place. For some, it seems that obstacles to progress confront them at every turn — limited land, depleted soils, discrimination, opposition, … discouragement. While these challenges are real, hope is also real. By God’s grace and with the help of others, many of the difficulties can be overcome. And then, having experienced that overcoming grace and blessing, we discover that we have something to share to bless and benefit others.
As you peruse this issue of ECHO News, you too will see both the reality of the challenges that many people face and the fact that there is hope …hope that brings change in difficult circumstances now as well as for eternity. This hope is also contagious — having seen and experienced it, sharing seems to naturally take place and the benefits spread.
It is the fullness of this hope that shaped ECHO’s development, beginning 40 years ago, and continues to define our embrace of the challenges and opportunities that await us in 2021 and beyond. So many more men, women, and children deserve to know that that there is indeed Hope Against Hunger!
Enjoy…and be encouraged,
David Erickson, President/CEO
P.S. We are so grateful for the generous giving to ECHO in a difficult 2020! By God’s grace, and through 7,374 gifts from more than 2,916 people like you who care deeply about the needs of the hungry, we are tackling new challenges and opportunities to bless and benefit families all around the world. Stay tuned — we’ll be sharing more about the difference that your generosity is making in this New Year