Hope Church Blog

Three Men in the Gap

September 12, 2019

Hope Church has been pouring its desire to reach out to the people of Greece into concrete action since spring. As the Kids’ Expansion/Center for Hope addition took shape, Pastor Kirk asked three men to tap into their years of experience in the construction industry to monitor and report on the project. The Nesbitts have…

Our Final Day

August 24, 2019

“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24 After a week of preaching, worship, teaching, training, visiting goat, pig and bucket drip kit beneficiaries, installing a test plot irrigation system and fellowship, we were blessed as Duncan took us today  Liwonde National…

A Day of Work and Fellowship

August 23, 2019

As we drove on the roads today, we could see the people of Malawi preparing for the rainy season that will be upon them beginning December/January. Some were clearing their fields by burning them. Some were turning over the soil in their plots. Others were making mud bricks, in order to build a house or…

A Day of Praise and Thanksgiving

August 22, 2019

“I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart”                                                                 Psalm 138:1 Today was truly a day of  praise and thanksgiving to our great…

Generations of God’s love

August 21, 2019

Today we spent the day at the Kambona church, for another day of teaching, this time with children and adults.  It was awesome to see the generations of God’s love and think about generations yet to come. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of…

Hungry for God’s Word

August 20, 2019

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Ps 119-105 Our brothers and sisters at the Kambona and Msema churches are always hungry for God’s Word. They listen intently, take a lot of notes and will sit for hours to learn what God has to say to them…

Creating Community in Malawi

August 19, 2019

Acts 2:46-47 NLT “They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity — all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.”…

Team Arrives in Malawi

August 19, 2019

Team Arrives in Malawi After much anticipation, and up until Thursday not knowing whether we would still be going, because of ongoing protests within the country that threaten to shut down the airport, we lifted off from Rochester at 5:30 Friday morning.  With all the planning and preparing behind us, we were on our way…

What You Believe

August 7, 2019

Has anyone ever asked you about what you believe? Very often what we believe influences how we react, respond, and even exercise our right to vote. The context could be any number of different topics ranging from politics to parenting; from human rights to religion.   Some would say that they believe in a higher power,…

Family Worship Opportunities in August and More

July 26, 2019

Summer is in full swing and August is just around the corner.  We had a fantabulous time in VBS this year and we can’t wait to share our next adventure with you.  You may have noticed a little construction here and there because God is always at work!  #Vision2020 (get the full scoop here)  The…