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Paying Attention

by Sam Ward

Sitting in the dining room with the cold sun peaking in the windows, I smell the chicken noodle soup simmering on the stove.  Upstairs, my daughter plays with blocks, trains and dolls while my wife is at a big-box store gathering the extras we need to get by.  These are the essentials…

Posted in: General, Worship Arts Ministry

10 Tips for a Great Summer With Your Kids

by Erin Stringer

You can feel it in the air.  Classrooms are a buzz and evening routines are punctuated by the countdown refrain.  Summer is almost here!  We all have really good intentions to seize the opportunity to spend time with our kids and make unbeatable family memories but in order to do…

Posted in: General, Family Ministries, Children's Ministries

Meet the new worship pastor!

by Erin Stringer

A couple weeks ago, we announced that Chris Kuntz is leaving us for another position.  As he leaves us for the next chapter in his ministry, we are saying good-bye and praying that God will continue to build his kingdom at Hope Missionary.  But that also leaves a question for us here at…

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Sticks, Stones, and Such

by Christy Cabe

Whoever said, “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you,” apparently won’t be offended by me saying, “Bologna!” We all know that words, whether they be spoken, blogged, tweeted, or implied, can inflict major wounds. Maybe some of…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Hands Wide Open

by Christy Cabe

The lessons we learn in life are reflective of the experiences we have gone through. I can remember thinking how wise my grandmothers were as they gave insight to situations that I found difficult. Both of my grandmothers have now gone on to be with their Lord, but what I realize is that each…

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A REACH REPORT—Jenaya Bonner need

by Mission Team Member

Your Help Needed Most of you have been faithfully following my journey in Macau since the beginning.  I initially committed to a 3-year term, teaching English and coming alongside the local church. Many of you committed to pray and give for that term. From mid 2013 to mid 2014, I committed…

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A Reach Report—Jenaya Bonner update

by Mission Team Member

The Five-Pataca Coin The following story was in the midst of "one of those weeks" where nothing was going right.    Last Tuesday night, I was heading home from English class.  I hopped on a bus 22 to take me back to Taipa, tired from a long day.  As I scanned my card on…

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A Reach Report—Missions Catalyst, Christians in Yemen

by Mission Team Member

YEMEN: Christians Say “Suffering Is Our Reality” Source: Christian Broadcasting Network, March 31, 2015 Yemen is the Arab world’s poorest country. With the majority of the Yemini people following Islam, the tiny Christian community there is under constant threat.…

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A Reach Report—Missions Catalyst

by Mission Team Member

USA: Staggering Increase of International Students Source: ASSIST News, March 26, 2015 The largest and most accessible mission field in the United States has grown another 14 percent in the last year according to the Department of Homeland Security. The new statistics confirm what…

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Things You Should Know - An Email to Myself

by Marilyn Miller

I went totally numb and couldn't process the words he said to me.  It was two days before Thanksgiving in 1995 when my doctor gently told me that tests showed the baby I was carrying would be born with Down syndrome. After that, the conversation was a blur as I struggled to keep my…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries