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In 2012, Ron was in a car accident that should’ve ended his life. In the chaos and trauma, he recalls feeling something strange. “It’s like it was God’s presence right there with me,” he remembers. “It was the first time in my life I’d ever...

  We call it Team Hope because that’s exactly what it is . . . a group of 500+ dedicated monthly givers who are making life change possible for hundreds—even thousands—of homeless, hungry, abused or addicted people. Monthly giving helps us as we plan our budget...

As I begin this note, I can’t help but think back to this time last year and my hopeful vision for another wonderful year (our 105th!) at Hope Ministries. Little did any of us know then what the year would hold: a blistering election season,...

Do you have a favorite Christmas carol? One of my favorites is “Joy to the World.” It’s a boisterous and celebratory declaration of the true meaning of Christmas—the wonder of Christ’s birth. As I reflect on that song this holiday season in particular, after a year of so...

When Petra thinks back to past Christmases with her children, she remembers hardship. “I have kids’ birthdays in October, November and December, so I’d save up for their birthday gifts. But that meant there was hardly anything left for Christmas gifts, and we could never...

This amazing work is all thanks to support like yours! Construction is in full force at our Bethel Mission men’s shelter. This exciting project will allow us to serve 250 more men in need each year! The biggest update will be to our shelter dorm, where our...

“I’ve learned that God loves you right where you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay there.” —Brea Only weeks after losing her mom, Brea—who’d struggled for years with drug addiction—was arrested and sent to jail. “I was addicted to heroin and deep...