Never Lose Hope

Never Give Up is what I wrote two years ago. Then Cristina and I started a project to illustrate that there is always hope. Even for a dead plant there is hope!

Cristina’s mother had a plant that had died, a gift from a friend that for some reason was not a friend anymore. We’ve probably all had that sad experience of friendships that have died. But she did not feel comfortable to dispose of it. Lately, she had been watering some other plants, but not the one from the dead friendship. Low and behold, on June 30, 2013 she discovered one little green leaf on it! When the other plants got water, a little spilled over on this dead one!

I told Cristina we should photograph the progress. I was sure there would be new life and I wanted to document it. Here is the story in pictures. There is always hope!

Plant 1

July 1, 2013   One little leaf alive!

Plant  2

With the old, dead leaves cleared, there is space for new growth!

Plant 3

New life is springing up!

Plant 4 nov 10

See the progress four months later!

Plant 5 apr 2014

April 5, 2014    A nine months cycle of growth.

The dead plant has come alive!

This is my greeting to us today, in full color, that we never should lose hope. I’m sure all of us have things that look impossible. With God on our side, nothing is impossible.

Take the “dead” thing, whatever it is, start watering it with prayer, and see the miracle take place.

Have a blessed and miracle-filled day!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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