At Hope Church we look at the world around us with love and compassion.  We see needs and brokenness right outside our door as well as in the most remote areas of this world.

In every instance, we believe that the love of Jesus revealed through the gospel work of the cross is the primary means through which God intends to address and heal these needs. 

This is why we are committed to engaging in, supporting, and multiplying mission efforts that reach people in every corner of the world, with the message of Jesus’ love, starting with our own community.  As we meet the needs of people relationally in physical, emotional, and spiritual ways, we declare the glory of our heavenly Father who values all of humankind.  

Watch the following video to learn why we are pursuing strategic partnerships through our mission efforts.

Highlighted Mission of the Month

Take a look at some of the work being done through the efforts of Hope Church and those we partner with to build God’s Kingdom.

When we last featured the Backstrom’s, they were living and working in Malaysia. Jim and Merry Carole returned to the US last year and are living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  Their goal is to return to Asia, probably settling in China. At present, their leave time is uncertain. What follows is Jim’s summary of their plans.

Kingdom Initiatives & Training -
Jim & Merry Carole Backstrom

Our Mission is mentoring and training followers of Jesus in America and Asia to make known the Kingdom of God to unreached and unengaged peoples

This is accomplished through various means including prayer, informal modeling and mentoring, and more formal teaching and training, recruit, inspire and further equip those of various age groups in (primarily) America and Asia to better understand the Kingdom of God and then proclaim it with accompanying demonstration of its power to the end that those peoples currently without the gospel may become disciples of Jesus. Because of our seven years of experience in Malaysia in outreach to the Malay Muslims, as well as the strategic importance of penetrating the Muslim world, priority will be given to equipping and supporting others to reach this huge and growing segment of peoples worldwide. Because of our calling to the Chinese and over twenty years of experience ministering to and with them, we plan to focus our efforts with workers from China.

 If you would like to partner in prayer with us by receiving our bi-monthly ministry updates (G2N - Generations to the Nations) and/or bi-weekly prayer updates (P&P - Praise & Prayer), please contact us - , or call at 815-981-0932). 

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