Hello Blog Readers!

This is Jimmy Bero writing here, and I (along with an incredible team) am leading this year’s trip to Romania. This will be my fourth time as a leader on this trip. But I don’t want to talk about me right now. (At some point everybody on the team will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to all of you blog-readers. Get excited. It’s a super amazing team).

What I do want to talk about here is hope. Author and theologian CS Lewis describes hope like this:

“Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

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