But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.” —Matthew 28:5–6
Resurrection, new life, hope restored, possibility unleashed: these are but a few of the thoughts the Easter story brings to mind. If Jesus has been raised, as he said, then the possibility that all can be raised is unleashed on the world. If Jesus has been raised, as he said, then the possibility that new life can come to dead hopes, dead programs, dead lives is unleashed on the world. If Jesus has been raised, as he said, then possibility itself is unleashed in the world.
Jesus has been raised, as he said. This is the ultimate claim of our Christian faith: the power of the resurrection, the power of resurrection hope.
One Great Hour of Sharing is an opportunity to co-missionally participate in resurrection possibility. Three programs benefit from One Great Hour of Sharing: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is our boots on the ground—the hands and feet that bring and restore hope to people who have suffered natural and human-caused disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, snow storms, mass shootings, and other tragedies.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program works with congregations and global partners to bring and restore hope through alleviating hunger and working to eliminate its causes.
Self-Development of People brings and restores hope by empowering people who are economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged. Resurrection comes through supporting projects that are owned and controlled by the groups of people who directly benefit.