Church of South India (CSI) General Secretary C. Fernandas Rathina Raja has exhorted church members to anchor their hope on God and face this year with courage. In the January issue of CSI Life, he wrote about being hopeful through faith strengthened by prayer, bible-reading and speaking to someone who overcame a similar experience. He also reminded them that God can turn a hopeless situation around, like what Abraham in the Bible faced, and looking for the positives in difficult experiences can offer closure and to move on in life.