Fulfilling Hopes

This series of messages focuses on what it takes for individuals or societies to achieve their dreams.

    • The Peggy Martin Rose

      In 2004, Peggy Martin received a rose cutting from a friend’s garden in New Orleans. It was thornless with showy pink flowers. It was a rapidly growing rose that bloomed from spring until the fall. No one has ever identified the species of the rose, but Peggy and the...

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    • Knuckling Down

      Robert Allen (R.A.) Dickey was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1974. Growing up he was abused as a child by a babysitter (age 8) and by a teenage male. These traumas led to suicidal thoughts in his adult life. But R.A. is a role model of how faith and hope can lift up...

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    • From Shoe Repair to Heart Repair

      Daniel Hale Williams was born in 1856 in Pennsylvania. He was the fifth child born to biracial parents. After Daniel’s father died when he was 9, he was apprenticed to a shoemaker but ran away and opened his own barber shop. Daniel later became an apprentice to a...

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    • Adversity and Hope

      It began with a series of conversations he had with his father, who was under hospice care. His father had never talked about his experiences in World War II, but seemed to want to share them finally. But the war stories turned into something more poignant. He had...

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    • The Hope Keeper

      It began with a series of conversations he had with his father, who was under hospice care. His father had never talked about his experiences in World War II, but seemed to want to share them finally. But the war stories turned into something more poignant. He had...

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    • Patient Capital

      Jacqueline Novogratz was born in 1961and is the oldest of 7children. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations and an MBA from Stanford. Jacqueline began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank doing analysis of international investments....

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    • Tin Can Dreams

      Tererai Trent was born in1965 in a village in Zimbabwe. As a child she was not allowed to go to school because of her gender. Her brother wasn’t interested in school, but was forced to attend. Tererai learned how to read from her brother’s books and started doing his...

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