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Hope at the Movies

July 16, 2019

We may have missed spring, but what a fabulous summer we have had!  Lots of sunshine, faith and fun as we have welcomed our friends to VBS.  In fact, we’d like to welcome you as well.   We just kicked off a new series called, Hope at the Movies.  We’re looking at some of your favorites…

Hope’s Malawi Partnership Bears Much Fruit

June 28, 2019

In just under two years, Hope’s Malawi partnership with two churches and fourteen villages in Malawi has born fruit. Bill Marsaw said when he first went to Malawi, he thought Hope’s ministry would be just with the Kambona and Msema Churches, but God said, “No, I’m not talking about two churches, I’m talking about 14…

God is Always at Work

June 18, 2019

Summer brings many wonderful adventures and sometimes you may need to take a detour to get there.  Construction is at its peak during warmer weather. Although you may find yourself on the road less traveled and your trip taking a little longer, usually the bigger picture is well worth it:  a safer bridge, a better highway,…

A Changed Life

May 24, 2019

Darius Walker, artist and rapper, was asked by a music producer if he performed gospel. When Darius answered no, he heard “I can’t work with you, then.” He knew that if he was going to rap Gospel, he’d have to get to know Jesus. And so started the journey of joining a youth group and…

Pastor Duncan and Rabson: Malawi Partners behind the Scenes

May 11, 2019

Fast Facts: Favorite Food: Pastor Duncan:  Fish and Chips Rabson:  Nsima (dish made from cornmeal) Favorite Color: Pastor Duncan: Blue Rabson: Black In My Spare Time: Pastor Duncan: reading, watching futbol (soccer), dancing Rabson: reading, writing, singing and break dancing for the Lord Family: Both are happily married with children. So here’s how their story…

Resurrection: ONE Event Changes Everything

April 17, 2019

Why did a brand new faith movement begin two thousand years ago that changed the course of human history? The answer is the literal, bodily resurrection from the dead of the person of Jesus Christ. Eyewitnesses saw Jesus crucified, dead and buried. Yet, on Easter morning the tomb was empty and Jesus appeared to women,…

Come As You Are

April 5, 2019

Does the title surprise you, coming from a church? Have you been made to think that to go “to church” you have to have your act all together? Of even worse, you think that to get anywhere close to God you better clean your act up first? Well, we’ve got good news! According to Jesus’…

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Malawi Team Dispatch: March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

Praising God that the Malawi Team has safely returned to Rochester, NY! A special thank you to our wonderful hosts, (on the right is Pastor Duncan, his wife Mercy and their son Josiah and on the left is Pastor Rabson and his wife Patricia) whose care & hospitality have been tremendous over this past 1…

Malawi Team Dispatch: March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

The team was up at 6:00 a.m. (midnight our time) for the drive to the Blantyre airport. They departed for their 40-minute flight to Lilongwe.  After a 2 hour and 45-minute layover there, they took off for a 2 hour and 25-minute flight into Johannesburg, South Africa followed by a 5 1/2 hour layover.  The…

Malawi Team Dispatch: March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019

Lord, you are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.  Is. 25:1 Dear blog followers: You have prayed us through this trip! We are so thankful to you and to our great awesome and loving God. We have seen and experienced so many…