Each heartbreaking story, each hard situation, there's always hope. So much hope. Hope fills the trees the air and the ground. And this culture laughs. Everyday they laugh. I would like to say that we laugh with them, but more often they laugh at us. Americans? Hilarious. You would think that I could be a sit down comedian with the laughs I get for my clumsiness or language errors. But that's the point. They find joy in the littlest things. They find joy in the dark rain clouds or the bee flying throughout the flowers. They find joy in each other and in us. And most importantly, they find joy in God and His goodness and grace. All the laughter and hope comes from Him. And they love and worship Him.
"May the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."