“Beaver Falls needs hope. I remember having a very extensive conversation about hope with Jack and Sonny. Many people think that to have hope is to invite defeat and disappointment. I have seen people get angry, I mean really upset and offended, at the hope that I have for BF’s. I mean think about it: if you get enough people with enough hope that Beaver Falls can change, then it will. Wont it? Why wouldn’t it? If enough people in Beaver Falls are willing to commit to make a change not even the forces of Hell will be able to stop it from changing. It is how these things work…
So how do we pray for Beaver Falls in light of all this? I started a prayer group with The Soma Gathering that meets at the City House every other Sunday. One of the things we are committed to praying for is Beaver Falls, more specifically hope for Beaver Falls. What Beaver Falls really needs prayer for is a restoration of hope. We pray primarily for the people of Beaver Falls to find hope, to be restored, and to become a people who restore. We pray that the people of Beaver Falls would begin to unify to come together with a vision of restoration for the city.
The primary thing that Christians can offer the city of Beaver Falls, or any city for that matter, is hope. By their very nature Christians have a hope in something that enables there to be real restoration, real healing and real transformation. Jesus. Deanna was talking about how she feels like a lot of this isn’t possible without Jesus. I agree with her. Beaver Falls, any and all places need Christians. Perhaps this is a bold claim, but I believe it. Beaver Falls needs active and engaged Christians who to spread hope like a sickness!”