Hope Church Blog

Malawi Partnership Update

July 27, 2020

Creating Income – A New Reality for the Kambona and Msema Churches in Malawi “I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…” These are God’s words spoken to Israel through the prophet Joel, telling them that He will restore what the locusts had taken away from them. Our God truly is…

God Will Take Care of Us

January 17, 2020

Some days are better than others and then there comes a day that you’re not sure you’ll recover from.  Troy, thank you for courageously sharing your story of hope and for reminding us that God will take care of us. December 16 of 2016 is a date I am not sure I will ever forget…

What’s the Win?

December 28, 2019

Here we are in the space between Christmas and New Years when we’re not always sure what day it is.  It’s a time in the midst of all that is merry and bright that we often reflect on the past year and wonder what the new one might bring.  What’s the win for you? We…

This is Real Christmas

December 6, 2019

As the cold weather and winter-season snows bear down, it’s not just the physical challenge of winter-time that proves a struggle. As we see the barren-ness of the trees, our hearts can feel like they’ve lost something as well. The sting of the winds seems to run to the deepest part of us. And there’s…

The Tug of God

December 6, 2019

It happened in August, while Dawn Burns was moving her mother back to Rochester. “We were setting her up in an apartment, so we could keep a watchful eye on her,” she says. But two hours after they’d gotten the U-Haul, they found themselves at Unity. “Here we were, literally moving Mom home, and now…

Find Peace Even in the Pain

November 19, 2019

The best evidence of God’s existence is a changed life and God continually changes us as we grow closer to Him. We can learn so much from each other when we share our stories.  Thanks so much Melissa, for sharing yours and giving us that we too, can find peace even in the pain. It…

Longridge Community Partnership

September 27, 2019

It’s hard to believe… this Fall Hope will be entering into our fifth year of our Longridge Community Partnership at Longridge School. What began with a simple “How can we help?,” has grown to 17 after school clubs in the 2018/2019 school year with: Over half of the student population being involved in a club…

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…