Article/Blog Post 1 - What is the H.E.L.P. Network?
What is the H.E.L.P. Network?
It is a group of Christians who have recognised that people, and especially Christians are suffering through the disasters that have affected the world.
It is easy to think about COVID-19 and the way it has impacted people everywhere, but there are many other disasters that have wiped people out.
The aims of the H.E.L.P. Network is to try and alleviate the suffering many are experiencing. We are concerned about all Christians, but have a special focus on Christians in business, whether as small businesses, entrepreneurs or working in the business world.
The challenges for those in business are many. They suffer the same fears and concerns that everyone one else does, but they also are directly affected by the economic impacts caused by disasters. In some cases customer bases have been lost, markets have disappeared, and in the case of the COVID-19 crisis, government edicts have forced many to close their doors for the safety of the wider population.
This adds greater stress to those in business and it is the desire of the H.E.L.P. Network to provide emotional, spiritual and in some cases direct physical support for those affected.
Our experience has been built upon years of working directly with disaster impacted communities here in Australia and internationally as well. We understand the issues that many suffer through crisis and natural disasters and have a perspective gained from direct personal experience.
While there are many agencies and government groups who assist with physical support, there are few who offer support from a spiritual perspective. And it is our belief that the only true support and encouragement that exists is that which comes from God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
To that end we offer the kinds of support that flow from a deep faith and love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and these things are encapsulated in our name:
H - Hope
E - Encouragement
L - Love
P - Prayer
These are the foundation principles of the H.E.L.P. Network where we bring together those people who have the resources, gifts and abilities to support those in need. Our aim is to connect through our network those with needs to those who can help.
We offer a range of resources that will prove helpful to those who are struggling. We have training designed to encourage people and to help them be an encourager to others. We offer a range of
Christian eBooks and videos to assist understand the will and ways of God. We offer a prayer network and the ability to join prayer meetings to focus on what is important and to help Christians remember that the first part of overcoming ANY situation is to put your worries into the hands of the Lord. As the scripture says:
“Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
So how about you? Are you struggling in these difficult times? Do you need support in a spiritual, physical or emotional way? Are you feeling overwhelmed by what is going on in the world around you?
If these things apply to you, or if there is someone you know who might benefit from this kind of support, then contact us to discuss this further. You can find our contact details on the contact page.