October 21, 2015
What is wealth? What does God say about wealth? How do we create it, what tools exist to create it, and how is it different from making money? Click on the left to learn more, and download the presentation from presenter Debra Kirkwood.
October 12, 2015
Debra Kirkwood is leading a new seminar on the topic of wealth and the problem of poverty for the next 4 weeks. Deuteronomy 8:18, Joshua 1:8, Jeremiah 29:11, and 3 John 1:2 are our leading verses. Debra opened the first seminar with a question: When is your birthday? Hers, she shared, is on February 7th, significant in that it was the same day her ancestor, Edward Wilmot Blyden died. He was known as an educator, politician, and most importantly as the father of pan-Africanism. Edward Blyden had solved a problem; she recognized that it was her calling to do the same. Specifically, she was called to solve the problem of poverty. As the church, we are all in fact, called to solve the problem of poverty. Read on for highlights and instructions for a 21 day journal. Join us to learn more in the next 2 Sundays.
June 13, 2015
Praise the Lord, May 24th was a perfect day for our first outdoor BBQ outreach. Southern Blvd. was bustling with people enjoying the gorgeous weather. A special shout out to: Charlene and her ministry to the children, Monique for being our guest DJ, and to Frank for the jerk chicken. We hope you’ll join us in August, when we hold a 3 day Healing and Deliverance service. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Check out a complete gallery of photos at facebook.com/hopeswayministries.
March 28, 2015
This is the story of the Chien family and XinLi. Last February, the Chien family (Chien, Jenny, and their son Stephen) began to pray about adoption. It had been on their hearts for some time. Chien speaks Taiwanese and Mandarin, so they felt called to an Asian nation. They discovered a pressing need in China, and joined Waiting Child advocacy boards. Through the many sea of faces, stories, and files, Jenny saw this picture of XinLi (pronounced Sheen-Lee) on her Facebook feed.
It just tugged at her heart. XinLi’s file said she was nearly 7 years old, and had cerebral palsy – a disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. But her file had not been updated in two years, and Jenny wanted to know more about the little girl. Through a Facebook advocacy group, she was connected to an American volunteer who worked at XinLi’s orphanage.
The volunteer had this to say about her: “She is one of only a handful of kids who always asks me to find her a family. The orphanage told me that she is going to the States this winter for a brief stay with a host family. We are all in hopes that the family will fall in love with this incredible little girl who always has a smile.”
Thus began a correspondence with the volunteer. The Chien family discovered that XinLi could not attend any type of schooling because of her mobility issues, and that her best friend would soon leave the orphanage to be adopted by a Michigan family.
An agency was coordinating a hosting program, which would select only 40 children to come to the U.S. and miraculously, XinLi was chosen to participate! Through a number twists, turns, and amazing confirmations, Chien and Jenny felt God directing them to host this little girl. She came for one month from January to February this year. Here is a video of their time together.
During the hosting period, the Chien family hoped to be a blessing to XinLi, but her generous and joyful spirit turned out to be a tremendous blessing to them. She just “fit” into the family. They say she loves the outdoors, enjoys eating grapes, and makes everyone laugh with her non-stop “fart” jokes.
Time went by too quickly. XinLi has since returned to China, and now the whole family agrees that adoption is the next right step. But adoption is a timely and costly endeavor. The financial needs go beyond the adoption process, for XinLi would need extensive dental work, eye surgery, and procedures to increase her mobility.
And so, Hopes Way would like to support the Chien family during our Missions month. We are praying for them and raising an offering to support their adoption efforts. Our goal is to raise at least $1000 by April 26th, and to send the offering by Mother’s Day. If you are unable to bring an offering to our Sunday service, you can give online at http://www.hopesway.org/way-to-give/. Please indicate that this is a missions offering for the Chien family and XinLi.
May God bless the Chien family (Chien, Jenny, Stephen, and XinLi). And may God bless you all.
December 20, 2014
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus: Jesus Christ You are the Apostle and High Priest of my
confession of faith; You are the Word of truth; You are the word of God; You are the word of faith in my mouth. Therefore I set you as a watch and guard over my life today—thank you for being my apostle and High Priest.
December 14, 2014
Hopes Way hosted its first annual Thanksgiving Outreach with Friendship Community. A special thank you to Sister Charlene for her generosity and ministry to the children, and Aunt Ada for cooking a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Check out more photos at our Facebook page.
November 29, 2014
Dear Hopes Way,
On behalf of Pastor Rachael, please see the link below and take the test for “individuals”.
Go to: http://gifts.churchgrowth.org/analysis/index.php. Print out your results or send them directly by email to Pastor Rachael prior to our December 6th prayer and brunch meeting. We hope to see you at 1st Saturday prayer and the Clean Slate brunch immediately after.
November 29, 2014
Dear Hopes Way and Friends,
Thank you so much for your show of love and support. Your contributions will go towards building up the orphanage in Ghana and our local Bronx community. We just had our first Thanksgiving outreach and we’ll be posting pictures from that even soon. In the meantime, check out the pictures from the banquet below. May God richly bless you. For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.
July 20, 2014
April 19, 2014
Psalm 95:7; Heb 3:7 Today I choose to worship Jesus the Christ who is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Today I worship Him because: God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Today Jesus is my all in all. I will trust and not be afraid. Today I with joy I will draw water out of the wells of salvation. Today the joy of the Lord is my strength…and you are my strength in the time of trouble. Today I have a river of life flowing out of me.
Today I will praise the Lord! Today I will call upon his name and declare his miracles in my life! Today I will rejoice because he has put his joy in my soul and has made me glad! Today I rejoice because I have the overwhelmingly assurance of the power of the resurrected Christ at work in my life and is doing super-abundantly, far over and beyond all that I dare ask or think, beyond my highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams. Today I rejoice in him because he lives I also live! Today I choose to live in hope because Jesus Christ is my hope not for this life only but for the one to come.