by Richard Fox

Listening to people as they share their stories is a way of welcoming and embracing them. By listening and sharing we can grow together in our friendships and also as people of God.

Every week Lutheran Media’s Messages of Hope shares stories from people who have a journey of hope in Jesus Christ.

To follow are some recent and upcoming Messages of Hope programs.

Worth fighting for

‘When I was eight my mum left. I don’t know whether I felt like it then, but it’s definitely been something I’ve had to deal with since then of feeling unworthy, unlovable, not worth fighting for.’ – Sophie

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong, unloved and not worth fighting for?

Sophie shares her story of finding acceptance and a new kind of family. You’ll discover that God believes you are worth fighting for.

Foster parenting

Mother of four and foster parent Ann shares her struggles, joys, and hope. Margaret, a foster care placement support worker from Lutheran Care in South Australia, offers her support too.

Finding hope in South Sudan

What can we learn from people who live with constant challenges? Jonathan Krause from ALWS offers hope and encouragement from people living in war-weary South Sudan.

Finding connection

‘I remember just being just irritable, and angry, like I’m the worst mother in the world and then it just keeps perpetuating.’ – Nancy

Nancy is a wife, mother and police officer. The stress of juggling everything had her feeling disconnected and becoming a person she just didn’t recognise. Listen to Nancy as she offers insight and hope when you may feel like this.

You can listen to these and many other Messages of hope at You can also listen to Messages of Hope on iTunes and Spotify or by ordering the free monthly CD. Just click the links on the website.

Pastor Richard Fox is Director of Lutheran Media.

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