Welcome to hope21!
You've come to the right place for HOPE!
This last year has been one of the hardest years of our lives. People everywhere are feeling the impact from the lockdowns and restrictions. Job losses, business closures and financial struggles. Empty classrooms, cancelled weddings and aborted vacations. Social distancing, masks and missing family. Challenges in our homes, our marriages and our friendships. The list keeps going.
All of this has left us feeling a sense of hopelessness. So where do we turn for hope, then? A lottery ticket? A bottle? A new hobby? Shopping for something new? More of this or less of that? Just about all of it will leave us looking for hope again and again. Unless we find true hope.
Friend, we’ve created this page because we need hope WITH YOU. We have our own stories, and we want to share them with you. Real people, with real struggles, finding a real hope. We want to inspire you to not give up on your search. Hope can be yours today!
THIS IS OUR HOPE STORY
Here are a few ways you can find HOPE in these difficult times.
REAL STORIES OF HOPE
Meet Kyle and Lindsay
In April 2010, Kyle was diagnosed with a large brain tumour, and given just months to live. After 2 major brain surgeries, 60 radiation treatments and 6 rounds of chemotherapy, they continue to have HOPE.
At 23 years old, they were devastated by the news, and felt completely hopeless. They began to search the Bible, reading stories about Jesus healing the sick. Hope came alive in their hearts, and after 11 years of this battle, they’ve had 4 beautiful children, and continue to believe in Hope for healing.
ANOTHER HOPE STORY
Meet Eyon and Veronica
In 2012, Eyon lost his job in the midst of 5,000 layoffs. It was time to start all over again. He applied to hundred’s of job openings, with no success. He continued living in joy, with a heart to never lose hope in God, knowing how He was always so good to them.
When times were difficult and finances were tight, God surrounded them with friends who cared for their needs. Despite how hard things were, Eyon never lost hope. He believed that his miracle was on it’s way, and it was just a matter of time before he received an answer to his prayers.
ANOTHER HOPE STORY
Meet Matt and Sarah
Afters years of waiting, Matt and Sarah had big plans to build a family together. But, during 3 separate miscarriages and other pregnancy challenges, Sarah remembers crying herself to sleep countless times.
Never wavering in hope, they continued to build their family, looking to God for daily strength. Knowing that their hope is in eternal life, gave them a greater perspective to their challenges. It gave them confidence that ‘this is NOT the end’ and something greater is coming!
MORE HOPE STORIES
Meet Carlos and Natalia
Our Spanish Pastors here at Calvary have their own story of incredible HOPE that Jesus has given to them.
Natalia suffered from a challenging health issue for many years, but never lost hope. After one faith-filled prayer, she experienced her healing!
Meet Welton and Mirella
When COVID first hit, Welton and Mirella were visiting family in Brazil.
Coming back to Canada was extremely difficult, and left them stranded in Brazil for 6 months. God filled them with a HOPE that they would make it home again!
Meet Nancy and Gary
After being diagnosed with vertigo, Nancy was incapacitated for 6 months, where she couldn’t work, read, or even drive.
It led to a long season of wrestling with the question ‘where is hope during all of our struggles?’
Meet Hal and Amy
Coming from really difficult pasts, Hal and Amy dealt with shame and disappointment. Feeling miserable about life, they decided to put God first in their marriage and family. Everything began to change, and their outlook on life is brand new, thanks to the Hope of God that has filled their hearts.
“He’s gone. She’s gone” These are some of the most painful moments Ingrid has ever heard in her life. After losing both her husband and mother to death in the same year, Ingrid dealt with deep grief. She wrestled with some of the hardest questions and greatest answers about having hope in hard times.