A few of you have asked questions like: “Are we still going to plant a church while we are trying to build a church? When are we going to plant a new church? Is Pastor Dave specifically still going to start a campus?” These are questions we have wrestled with and prayed about immensely. I wish I could give you a real clear answer. Sometimes when we ask the Lord for direction on a specific decision, He doesn’t necessarily make our next steps clear. In these times, I believe the Lord gives us freedom – as long as we obey what God has made clear. For instance, God has made clear that we are to make disciples of all people, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey (Matthew 28:19-20). We may have freedom in how we obey this, but the important part is that we continue to offer the hope of the Gospel and make disciples who make disciples.
So, what is our current direction for Hope? We still long to be a church that plants healthy churches. Ultimately, it is our goal to train up pastors and send out teams to share the gospel and disciple. Pastor Dave was ready to step out in faith and help build a team to start a new church, but when this property opportunity came back into our laps. Dave and I spent some time praying and talking and both felt like we should put that on hold to see the building project get underway. It just felt like it was time for Hope to have a more permanent presence in the community and hopefully a place to send out workers for the harvest. On a side note, Pastor Dave is currently doing coaching for a new EFCA church plant in between Green Valley and Sahuarita and I trust that God has even more ahead than we could even ask or imagine.
I truly believe that having property and pursuing a building has not changed Hope’s vision and mission. We still desire to OFFER the HOPE of the Gospel, GROW IN COMMUNITY, and BE THE CHURCH to the orphan, the widow, the hungry, and the least. As an example, even though Hope purchased land and did some work on that land in 2019, Hope also was able to stay focused on one of our core values of missions. In fact, Hope had the highest contribution to missions and missions’ work in its nine years ($406,924). Just under 30% of our 2019 contributions were given to mission workers, mission projects, and local missions. I am so grateful that God has given us this opportunity to be a blessing! It is a joy to serve Jesus with all of you. Praying with you that He continues to lead us.
~ Pastor Randy
Suzi King, Director
A huge thank you to Sheree Dennee who hosted the Women’s Game Night on January 13. The Women had a great time!
Thank you everyone for coming out to celebrate Hope’s 9th birthday! A special thank you to Dave Braun for all his behind the scene work/shopping/cooking, Angela Brainard for her amazing cupcakes, and Bob King & Gary Brainard for rolling and cooking Sonoran dogs!
Directors, Brett Adler, Manny Corral & Jim Zimmer
Saturday, February 15
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
At the Braun’s Home
Watch your emails for directions!
Blessed to be a blessing. The biggest blessing we have is salvation in Christ, a relationship with God Most High because we are forgiven and declared righteous by grace through faith in Jesus! This is way better than any earthly blessing, any material gift. If that is our biggest blessing and we are blessed to be a blessing, then we should share that blessing with others. Are we living to share the blessing of Jesus with others? I want to encourage each of you to pray for folks who don’t know the Lord, pray for opportunities to share the Good News with them and then share it with them. Also, we should be sharing the love of Jesus with those who are already adopted as God’s kids, to encourage each other to press on in our relationship with the Lord and hold firm to Him.
God has blessed us beyond measure, we should be living to share that blessing with everyone we come in contact with! Go get ‘em! Pastor Dave
Hope will be sending a team to Rock Nest Ranch Camp in British Columbia, Canada this June/July. They need staff 16 yrs. and up for the summer camps. Positions needed:
- Kitchen Help
- Work Crew
- Cabin Leaders
There will be an informational meeting Sunday, February 16 from 10:20 to 10:45 (in between services) in room 607. If you have any questions please contact Frank & Beth Bumb at 520-349-6574
Susan Woodford - Director
The Gospel transforms. When the Gospel gets into a person’s heart, it will naturally affect how they live. This is what Jesus invites our kids to be part of. Right Now.
Most Americans who trust in Jesus will do so before they turn 18. If you were to talk to ten Christians, about four of them would have trusted in Jesus before they turned 13, two more would have become Christians before they turned 18, and one more would have responded to the Gospel before turning 21. Statistically speaking, the ripest harvest field for the Gospel in our country falls in the demographic of kids.
I invite you to come invest in the kingdom by serving in HopeKids. The investment can be life-changing for you and our children. Email or talk to me about how you can use your giftedness on mission with our children’s ministry!
AWANA has been a blast this year! (Just ask any of your friends who come to AWANA!)
If you’ve missed it so far, you can still join us for the next 3 months! We meet most Wednesdays 5:45-7:45, 4 years old through 6th grade. Please give us a call for more info and schedule of meetings. See you there!
Tim and Marilyn Tolson. 575-1307.
2/2 Joseph Daniels
2/3 Quinn Underwood
2/10 Kara Manis
2/13 Silas Zientarski
2/16 Keegan Kollasch
2/19 Jase Coveris
2/19 Bronson Medlen
2/19 Stephanie Orr
2/23 Harvey Hanson
2/25 Gideon Zientarski
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. It is such a blessing to serve alongside each of you as we continue to Offer Hope, Grow in Community and Be the Church. I have been so encouraged to see students commit their lives to Jesus and to make every effort to add to their faith.
It is my continued prayer that we as a church see the importance of HopeYouth. It is worth the sacrifice, it is worth forcing your student to go, it is worth making it a top priority. I know that it isn’t perfect, I know it can be risky, but we are called to make every effort to encourage one another. If you have any questions about HopeYouth please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 2 – Superbowl Party at the Mason’s Home (1238 W. Sunset Point Place)
Friday, February 7 – Middle School Boys’ Hangout
Sundays February 9, 16 & 23 – We will be at Riverfront Park for HopeYouth from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We are encouraging students to invite unbelievers.
Watch your emails for more information on these upcoming events!
February 20-22 – Outreach (see information/sign-up sheet below)
Middle School Sunday School
We are continuing to use the Gospel Project to help build a solid Biblical foundation for our students. If you have any questions about Sunday School please contact me at email@example.com.
We are partnering with Corazon Ministries to help repair a couple churches on February 20-22. We would love for all of our HopeYouth and families to join us these days! For more information/sign up click on the button below or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have another gathering late February. Please look for emails for more information. We are praying that these gatherings will be an awesome time of fellowship.
If you would like to get involved by leading, providing snacks, hosting dinners etc., or need more information on the above events please contact me at email@example.com.
Interested in our Hope Seniors Ministry? Contact Bob Whren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2114 W. Grant Road, PMB 87
Tucson, Arizona 85745