The cold days of fall and winter will soon be here and with them come New Hope’s Compassionate Hands Homeless ministry. For 2017/2018, the CPW is doing a “Warmth for Winter” program that will help us to begin collecting items that the men we host in the Compassionate Hands ministry will need.
Hello again New Hope! You may remember me saying in the past that one of the goals of the ministry in Haiti in addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is providing education to as many as possible. Each of our Cumberland Presbyterian Churches there also has a school. As these boys and girls complete their primary education and become young men and women the hope is to send as many as possible on to college. There is a young man in one of our churches who has completed his primary education, has recently married, and is now desiring to continue his education so that he can become a pastor.
From Pastor Paul: We have an opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey by providing needed supplies. Pastor Pat Driskell of Rogersville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville, AL is leaving with a group this Sunday (September 3) to go to the Houston area to assist the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches and others in that area.
The CPW just got our 2nd quarterly check for the Kroger Community Rewards Program for $94.20. We had 9 people with Kroger Cards participating, and 4 of those are friends of someone at our church – they don’t even go to our church!! That is great!! We need to increase the count of 5 of our own people that are signed up though. This is FREE money.
Update 6/24/2017: Happy Saturday New Hope! We arrived home safely Thursday night after a very fulfilling 8 days in Haiti. We were able to see 5 of the 6 pastors, get a good start on trusses for the roof at Gris-Gris, establish some new connections with Ministry being done in another area of Haiti, and offer our love and support to Pastor Jean-Francois and Lola at the memorial service for their son. I also took part in two Haitian weddings where I met many new people and made many new friends. Alene, Leeann, and I are very grateful for the tremendous support and the prayers of our New Hope family. I hope that others will consider joining us on a trip to Haiti. It is an experience that will change your life! I look forward to worshipping with my New Hope family tomorrow! Grace and peace, Pastor Paul
Good morning New Hope! Everywhere we look we seem to find conflict. There is race conflict, there is political conflict, there is conflict with authority, there is conflict between religions, and there is even conflict between forces in our environment.