Mission News & Events
» April Missions enewsletter
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
Our mission at Hope is to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ. Deeply recognizing that an unbeliever's most vital need is to know Jesus Christ, we have a role in sharing the Good News through serving the needs of the hurting and helpless in our world.
You can visit our go(serve) website for more information. Please let us know how we can help you participate in Missions.
World Malaria Day
Saturday, April 25
In participation with World Malaria Day on April 25, and in continuation of our 2013 Lenten Project “Nets of Hope”, we are coming alongside the ELCA’s Malaria Campaign to once again join the fight to end malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria – let’s do something about that!
Ways to get involved:
1. Pray. Please pray for all those affected by malaria, and for all those working to put a stop to it!
2. Give. Donation buckets will be available throughout the weekend – with 100% of the proceeds going towards the fight against malaria. Just $10 is all it takes to provide a mosquito net, along with training and education on how to use it, to families in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ways to Serve the Homeless
Hope has several opportunities to serve the homeless in our community.
Hope Sundays with Joppa: The first Sunday of each month.
Meals for the Homeless: Serving a meal on the 4th of each month at Central Iowa Shelter and Services; Click here for a shelter meal sign up.
Weekly Sandwiches for the Shelter: A small team of volunteers prepares 100 sandwiches per week for the Central Iowa Shelter; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Mission Trips
Where might God be calling you to serve on a mission trip in 2015? Trip dates are set! Click here to see the 2015 calendar.
Did you miss the go(learn) workshops this year? If so, you can find details below.
For at-risk youth, click here.
For refugee resettlement and human trafficking, click here.
For the Culture of Poverty: Homelessness and Hunger, click here. To see video, click here.
Local Service Opportunities
Opportunities to serve locally abound this time of year! Click here to see how you can become involved with Hope's local mission partners.
Monthly missions e-newsletter
With so many global mission trips and an abundance of ways to serve locally, we felt it would help you to have all of those opportunities in one place! Each month the e-newsletter will highlight local service opportunities, local mission partner needs, mission trip dates and trip meeting schedules.
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To access the e-newsletters, click here.