Missions of Good Hope are outreach activities with coordination and participation by at least
three members of Good Hope and which help accomplish the mission and vision
of Good Hope locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Good Hope Medical Mission
Good Hope Medical Mission is an outreach of our church that shares the love of Jesus through providing medical care and hope to those in need. The mission team has most recently been travelling to San Quintin, Mexico. Members of Good Hope, along with doctors, nurses, nursing students, pharmacists, dietitians, physical therapists, Spanish translators, drivers, dental hygienists, cooks, child care workers, and spiritual leaders have all been on a mission to share the love of Christ.
Medical mission team members have experienced growth in themselves, seen the difference God allows them to make in the lives of others, and built new relationships along the way. Members of Good Hope have traveled abroad with the team; others have sent items like baby blankets and crosses, to give away as reminders of God’s love.
The mission to provide medical care has led to opportunities to share the Word of God, to make improvements to the homes of people living in poverty, and to give hope.
Nursing Home Worship
Pastor Bob and members of Good Hope help lead worship at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman, at 7148 West Blvd. We lead worship every other month on a Sunday at 2:30 PM. We can use pianists, special music, or people to just come and sit with people or help to bring them to worship or help them back to their rooms.
Good Hope Emergency Food Pantry
Good Hope provides an emergency food pantry which is available, by appointment only, to people throughout our community. In 2015, this outreach ministry served a total of 446 people. Of those 446, 195 were children, 218 were adults and 33 were seniors. The resources for the purchase and/or of donation food items come exclusively from Good Hope. Some items are purchased through Second Harvest Food Bank while others staples are donated by church members. The pantry is stocked by volunteers who pack boxes that contain enough grocery items to help pantry visitors through one critical week. Families and individuals that we serve are often referred to us by Help Hotline.
Good Hope Needy Fund
What can we do about world hunger and poverty? In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you received me, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me. Those standing before the throne said, “When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty…” Jesus’ response was, “Whatever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me!” The Needy Fund is our congregation’s own effort to carry out the ministry depicted in Matthew 25. Contributions can be made at any time.