Tanzania: A Picture of Hope

picture of hope Following the blogger trip to Tanzania I noticed a theme of hope repeated throughout the week. This got me to thinking and I wondered,

“What if each nation in this world was meant to reflect one particular attribute of God?”

Like Tanzania. What if God wanted the people of Tanzania to reflect His hope?

What if, woven into the story of the people of Tanzania, was a Father’s calling to show the hope of His son to the rest of the world?

What would that look like? Personally, I think it would look a little like this…

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13, NIV


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*Photos courtesy of Keely Marie Scott.

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  1. Amber May 20, 2012

    Hi:-)
    I was very moved and impressed
    Because I had been wandering myself and struggling with my current job. Hating it:(
    But i found out myself looking for the word that i dore and have a passion for!
    That was Hope!
    And i supposed we both were talking about the same kind of Hope!:)

    Your article got me thinking n
    God gave me the heart that I need to have in my mind!:)
    Thank you Lord
    And Thank you !!
    Have a blessed one!:)

  2. Beth May 18, 2012

    Hi, Can you tell me if the girl in the black dress is named Rosana? I just sponsored a little girl in Tanzania that has a strong resemblence, but not sure because she isn’t smiling in her profile picture. Thanks.

    1. Jacquie Parella May 24, 2012

      Hi Beth! The team didn’t get her name of the little girl in the black dress so I can’t confirm if that is Rosana or not. Sorry about that! :(

      1. Beth May 24, 2012

        Okay, Jacquie. I really appreciate you looking into it for me :) Looking at what projects they visited according to their blogs, I’m thinking it probably isn’t her. But, in my mind, it will always be :) God bless you!

        1. Jacquie Parella May 24, 2012

          No problem! I would feel the same if I were you. I hope some day you get to go to Tanzania and meet Rosana in person. :) :)

    2. Beth May 22, 2012

      Can anyone help me to find out? Please let me know. Thanks.

      1. Jacquie Parella May 22, 2012

        Yes Beth, absolutely! I’ll let you know what I find out.

        1. Beth May 22, 2012

          Thanks, Jacquie! I really appreciate it :)

          1. Jacquie Parella May 22, 2012

            No problem!!! :)

  3. Allyson May 17, 2012

    the children in those pictures are beautiful. I wonder, if each nation does reflect an attribute of God, what attribute does the United States reflect?

  4. Nisha May 15, 2012

    Such beautiful photos.

  5. Janelle@AStoryofGrace May 14, 2012

    I love these pictures. These children are beautiful.

    1. Jacquie Parella May 14, 2012

      Aren’t they?! Keely really captured them in such an amazing way!

  6. Gail May 14, 2012

    These kids are so cute!

    I would say that the attribute of God that Rwanda reflects very well is forgiveness.

    1. Jacquie Parella May 14, 2012

      I agree 100%! My first ministry trip was to Rwanda. I love that country!

  7. Nicole May 14, 2012

    How beautiful are those children?!

    1. Jacquie Parella May 14, 2012

      Totally agree!!

  8. Denise Thompson May 14, 2012

    My sponsored little girl. Sara lives in Tanzania. She attends the Shirati Anglican Center TZ 346. If you see her tell her we love her very much!

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