• Is God’s Word Enough?

    You might have asked yourself this question or some version of it. Is God’s Word enough? Enough to save a child—not just for eternity, but today? Enough to radically change lives in the here and now? Enough to make a difference in life’s day to day realities?

    Our answer? God’s Word is more than enough, it is beyond what each of us deserves. (Romans 6:23) God’s Word is powerful and alive (Hebrews 4:12). Presenting people with the Gospel message and giving them a chance to accept and believe in Jesus is the only “thing” we can give that will introduce them to the One who can truly transform their lives. (Ephesians 2:8)
    We want to affect destinies, not just modify current circumstances. 

  • Is God’s Word Enough?

    There is no justice—social or spiritual—without Jesus. Proclaiming the Gospel and providing compassionate relief are BOTH evangelism. And both are important. But until we treat the root cause of life’s problems, we will only be providing temporary aid and not lasting life-change.

    Our tagline is God’s Word. Every Child. That’s a tall order, but one we are passionate about fulfilling. We have always believed that if we could share God’s Word with every child, the world would be drastically different.

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Our Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth (ABY) survey revealed that the influence of religious texts, positive family experiences, and involvement with a faith community make up a “trifecta” that produces spiritually vibrant teens who are able to stand strong in the face of negative influences. We found that the most spiritually vibrant teens were Christian. And there’s even more good news. The research also revealed that with God’s Word and a faith community, children could overcome negative family experiences and still be spiritually vibrant!

Bible
59% of the most vibrant teens were Christian.

Family
90% of the most vibrant teens have a close relationship with their mother and 76% a close relationship with their father.

Urban / Rural
Fewer teens from urban areas (28%) were vibrant compared to rural (35%) and semi- urban (37%).

Males / Females
More females (59%) than males (41%) were vibrant.

We believe that lives can only be transformed by believing and accepting the Truth found in the Bible. That is why we seek to integrate both proclamation and social justice by working closely with local churches. We want to meet people’s needs fully and forever. Results like these can only be achieved through God.

On a trip to Swaziland in 2006, OneHope President Rob Hoskins  was struck with the reality that Christian ministries had been working in the country for literally hundreds of years. In fact, more than 88% of Swazis report being a Christian (The Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life).  But on this particular visit, Rob watched Swazi Christians attend church on Sunday and perform harmful, sometimes deadly, witchcraft practices later in the week.  At that moment, he realized that we needed to learn more about each country, its customs and challenges to ensure that true life transformation is taking place, not just increased ministry activity or religious affiliation. That trip was the catalyst for the Spiritual State of the World’s Children (SSWC) research initiative, which provides valuable insights as we craft programs to meet the heart-felt needs of children and youth around the world.