Hope Church supports many different missions through financial support, communication, and prayer. Our team meets monthly to discuss and plan our outreach efforts and to pray for the missionaries we support. If you are interested in helping with missions-related work or in joining the team, please contact Rebecca Stenberg at any time.
PERU UPDATE – August 5, 2018
John Stelter recently returned from a mission trip to Iquitos where he served with Nelton and Bethany Noriega at Camp Hidden Creeks and Genesis Church. The ministry is EXPLODING! Listen to the update that John graciously gave to Hope Church on August 5.
MISSIONARY VISIT – August 19, 2018
*For their safety, we are not publishing personal information online. We hope you will attend the worship service on August 19 to hear an update and join us for lunch afterward!
Living a life defined by faith in God, we will obey the Great Commission, making disciples through the power of the Holy Spirit. Hope Church will prayerfully and intentionally focus resources to provide limited term support and to supply specific needs to make a measurable difference as we:
- Develop and facilitate meaningful local and global partnerships
- Love sacrificially through the sharing of resources
- Elevate Hope Church’s awareness of the need for evangelism and missions, and
- Equip those who feel God calling them to serve in missions.
Past Missions Events
The Lord called 16 people to go to Iquitos, Peru in June 2017. We served with Nelton and Bethany Noreiga and Genesis Church, through GoServ Global. Genesis Church is building Camp Hidden Creeks in the Amazon rainforest where children can learn about Jesus, pastors can receive training, and the people of the jungle can hear the Good News! We helped work on the Noreiga’s house, fixed tractors and machines, and helped get their new sawmill up and running. We had an amazing time worshiping Jesus with the people of Peru and helped with Genesis Church’s children’s programs. God is doing incredible things in Iquitos and we feel blessed to be a part of it!
Christmas Community Offering
In 2016, we held a joint Christmas Eve worship service with Grace Church. I think everyone agreed that it was a powerful time of worship and celebration of our Savior! We collected an offering for the Polk County Salvation Army. We appreciate your generous giving to an organization that serves those in need right here in our community!
Hope Church Serves – Day Long Mission Work at Serenity Home (June 2015)
A team from Hope Church served our community by painting at the Salvation Army’s Serenity Home shelter in Balsam Lake, on June 27. Last winter, the Missions Team invited a staff person from the Salvation Army to speak with them about their needs. One of the priorities was to paint the kitchen and dining areas. These rooms had been painted an orange-y color many years ago and it was time for a fresh new look! Serenity Home provided the paint and some supplies. Volunteers provided additional supplies and a full day of effort. The Missions Team wanted to bless the volunteers AND the Serenity Home residents with a tasty lunch and supper that day. We are grateful for our sponsors who provided discounts and donations: Subway in Balsam Lake, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Paradise Pizza in Osceola, Dick’s Fresh Market, McDonalds, WalMart, and more! God was evident in the hearts of the volunteers who took their work seriously and didn’t quit until the job was done. We thank and give praise to our Father, who took care of every detail to make it a very successful day! We look forward to going back to paint other rooms at Serenity Home!