Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe and is one-tenth larger than California. The country slopes eastward and southward from the Kjólen Mountains along the Norwegian border, where the peak elevation is Kebnekaise at 6,965 ft (2,123 m) in Lapland. In the north are mountains and… Continue reading Sweden
New Zealand, about 1,250 mi (2,012 km) southeast of Australia, consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the antarctic. The country is the size of Colorado. New Zealand's two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by… Continue reading New Zealand
South Africa, on the continent's southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Its neighbors are Namibia in the northwest, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the… Continue reading Welcome South Africa!
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 6 But remember this—if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much. 7 Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don’t force anyone to give more… Continue reading Giving Tuesday: God loves a cheerful giver
Our organization wants to help as many people as we can, but we need your help! You can make a difference to an organization, a single mom or a person who has a dream that seems so far out of reach! You can be a difference-maker! You can be a changemaker! Simply support our mission:… Continue reading Help us help others!
When I wondered what to write about for World Kindness Day, an annual celebration of kindness held every November 13th, something came to mind which I bore witness to, years ago on the streets of downtown Toronto. I was standing outside a fast food restaurant, waiting for a friend to come out and witnessed something… Continue reading World Kindness Day: “Be the light you wish to see in the world”
Continuing our look at the single ladies in the bible! Many women in the bible remain unnamed, but not Mary Magdalene. She's brought onto the scene of God's story in a dramatic manner. When we think of Mary Magdalene we may have preconceived ideas about her. Perhaps it's the stories we have heard from the… Continue reading Single Women of the Bible: Mary Magdalene
The poppy. Every time you see that splash of brilliant red on someone’s lapel in November, you know what it means and why it’s there. Most of us will have read John McCrae’s poem, the reason that poppies are now symbolic of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Why Do We Celebrate?… Continue reading Remember Them
Until last month, I had no idea what Giving Tuesday was. When I joined Planet Hope, Giving Tuesday kept coming up in our conversations. I read about it online, and then I began to mention it to others around me, wondering if I was the only one out of the loop. No one else knew… Continue reading Let This Be the Year
Planet Hope. Our name reflects what we’re all about. We strive to do as much good and spread as much hope as we can across the globe. That’s why we’re here to offer affordable services that would otherwise be out of reach for some individuals and organizations. We’re a small but mighty team standing by… Continue reading Help support us!