Storing Hope

Stories about love to restore hope in people's hearts


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Making the World into a Better Place

Making the World into a Better Place

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but it’s all about what we do, because everything we are doing affects others in one way or another.

I have been communicating with my family and friends in Uganda. We have been talking about the young people and how depressed they are, because when they try to raise up their voice pointing out the problems they face and asking for help, no one listens to them! So, the young people are starting to do desperate things in order to get attention.

When I talked to some of them about what’s going on there, most of them that said, “We don’t have hope in this world as young people!” That was heartbreaking!!! One of them said, “At least you, Wilson ,are not involved in these difficulties, because you are in the USA.” I told him that things that affect human beings affect me too. It doesn’t matter if I’m in the USA or not. We are all living in the same world. You see? He said, “Yeah.”

Then he asked me, “What should we do to help the world, Wilson? I said, “I don’t have a direct answer for now, but we can pray for each other.”

I hope our prayers will make a difference in this world.

If you have an answer, please let me know, because your idea can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Thanks!


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A friend’s incredible experience when she was in jail

Jane is 34 years old and was one of my neighbors in Uganda, and we used to talk together about love. She moved to Kuwait to work and she started sharing love with her friends in Kuwait. She organized a group to talk about love and study the Cards for Living. She told me this story about the challenge she faced recently.

I had been calling Jane’s phone, and her phone was always off. And I was asking myself why is her phone off? She has my e-mail so why isn’t she writing to me? I was really worried about her, because we have never spent a month without communicating, either on phone or by e-mail.

Then, on June 25, 2014 I called her and she finally picked up the phone. She told me that she had been in jail for one month because the company where she was working didn’t follow the rules to bring people from different countries. The employees didn’t know about this and were happy to have a job. Then, suddenly one day the police closed the company and arrested the employees, including Jane.

When Jane reached the jail she met many different people, with all different cases. She was put in one large cell with 50 other people. They were all sleeping there on the floor, and each person had a little mattress and little blanket without bed sheets. She told me that it was an intense life there. For example, to take a bath they had to line up one by one until all 50 people were done.

At night all of them started sweating and couldn’t sleep so they told stories and made a lot of noise. Then, Jane came up with the idea of teaching love in jail and making a schedule of meditation every morning. They had all different religions, and all liked her idea. They started gathering to do meditation, and they took her idea to send love to those people who arrested them and the entire world. They did this every day for the whole month.

Now Jane is out of jail, but the police kept her legal documents, because the investigation is still going on. The workers have to keep reporting each week, and they are not supposed work in Kuwait just wait until they deport them back to their counties.

When I spoke with her on the phone, her spirit was so strong. After her difficult experience in jail, and now living every day with uncertainty, she might be unhappy and afraid, but she is not! She was feeling good because of her beautiful mission in jail.

Love heals the one who loves.