Hope+ – Out of Isolation and Into Mission

Pastor Todd referenced Hope+ in the sermon this past Sunday. We wanted to provide more information on a means to think beyond isolation and into mission, one of the key themes from John 17.

Hope+ is a developing ministry in Africa. They did not wait to receive their 501(c)3 status. Instead they have charged into an area full of opportunity. Currently they dream of building a Christian community that both develops Christ followers and addresses the countless needs that come with life in a land of political unrest. They have begun this journey with a Hope+ Africa House. Here is a blurb from one of their recent newsletters,

At the HOPE+ Africa house we feed hungry and very poor neighbors, help HIV+ women access medication, teach nutrition, organic urban farming, sewing, as well as discipleship, reconciliation, forgiveness, peacemaking, and generally just love our neighbors in our village.

The aim is a sustainable house. That means those living there would be able to support life in the house and the vision described above. Here is how they purpose to do just that,


Here are our ladies showing off what they can do. They can take one piece of fabric that costs $10 and turn it into 15 reusable shopping bags. Each bag goes for a suggested donation of $20, currently proudly offered by me in the USA out of the trunk of the HOPEmobile!

So our ladies can turn your $10 donation into $300!

Their goal is to make their work pay 100% of the expenses of the HOPE+ Africa house which are $1,500-1,800 each month.

Please help them become self sustaining by becoming a fabric sponsor.

We need six $10 fabric sponsors to supply fabric for a month’s worth of bag production.

This could be a great way to involve the family, even young children, in thinking beyond their immediate surroundings and participate as partners supporting the work of Hope+. How might you lead your child to contribute $10 from their allowance, lemonade stand, or other means? If you would like to know more about how to help support the work of Hope+ Africa House, email Pastor Todd.

Jesus invites people into his life and his way. He takes what is and points to the new way of the Kingdom of God.  Come see what this journey is all about!

One way to think about the mission of Jesus - He calls into question the way things are and points to the way things may be in the Kingdom of God. 

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