Let’s send hope
Myung Jin explains how young people in Bexhill came up with an idea to send hope and encouragement in hard times – by post
Christina was reflecting on how we can love our neighbours even during these difficult, socially-distanced circumstances. She runs a small online business, selling Christian stickers and cards, and realised that this God-given talent could be used to equip people to love, encourage and send much needed hope to their neighbours – even from a distance!
Thus, the Hope Mail Initiative was born. Our mission is to equip people to send Christ’s hope to their loved ones and encourage them by sharing the word and love of God with them. Anyone can send a Hope Mail – a package containing verse cards, postcards, stickers and handwritten messages of encouragement – to anyone in the world for free! If you wish to send a Hope Mail to a loved one, you can apply to do so and add any prayer requests in the application form, and the Hope Mail Initiative will send out the package to your loved one.
Prayer is also a big part of our mission, and we meet weekly to pray for the initiative and its recipients. A prayer group was formed soon after Christina had the idea, and the group grew into our current Hope Mail Initiative team: Christina, Hej, Bo and me.
The members of Bexhill United Reformed Church embraced the mission of the Hope Mail Initiative – to spread the hope of God and encourage individuals – and was inspired to encourage a whole community. During the second national lock-down in the UK, all the members of Bexhill URC, using the Hope Mail postcards, wrote their own messages of encouragement. The members of the church sent these messages, together with a sticker from the Hope Mail Initiative and an Easter bookmark from the church, to others within the church community or their neighbours…
Myung Jin attends Bexhill United Reformed Church
This is an extract from an article published in the June 2021 edition of Reform