Mission and Vision
Striving to bring honor to God, New Hope Community Church has been called to reach the lost and bring them, through the Holy Spirit’s power, into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ in “Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Hand2Hand partners with churches in communities across West Michigan to “provide backpacks filled with nutritious food that’s covered in prayer.” This food is provided each weekend throughout the school year for children who may not have access to the nutritional food they need.
NHCC sponsors Stoney Creek Elementary School through prayer, generous donations, and volunteer help. Jennifer Gard is a member of NHCC, and is our church’s Hand2Hand coordinator with Stoney Creek Elementary School in Comstock Park. Currently, Jennifer is working with Comstock Park Schools to expand H2H. Jennifer is grateful for the prayers, financial support, and volunteer involvement from NHCC.
-pray for fall plans that are being made to serve at Stoney Creek School.Hand 2 Hand
-pray that God would open a door for a summer activity atYork Creek apartments.
-pray for additional help for Jen Gard in coordinating all the plans for the fall.
Because every life has value and purpose, The King’s Table Ministries is dedicated to serving individuals and families impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our vision is that they may have the opportunity to be a part of a thriving community in which they learn, live, and worship together. To that end, we provide supportive services, enrichment opportunities, and community connections in special education schools, Adult Foster Care (AFC) group homes and local Christian churches. It is our desire to motivate and equip the church to reach out to individuals impacted by disabilities by providing opportunities for them to serve in the community.
King’s Table Ministries
-Praise God for the new office space and for a new administrative assistant.
-Help us to find balance with all the programs we have in the schools and community.
-Prayer for the new leadership in several of the schools and for a smooth transition between school staff and KTM.
Ripe for Harvest, Sierra Leone
Earl and Clare Reifel have a passion for unreached people. Their missionary career has been focused in Sierra Leone ministering in evangelism, discipleship, church planting and Bible school building. They trained and served with Evangelistic Teams to reach remote areas for the Gospel.
Since returning to Michigan they continue to serve the church in Sierra Leone. They speak in churches in the US challenging them with the need for missions. They also serve the church in Sierra Leone by phone and the internet by responding to questions from the church leadership and encouraging them in their outreach ministries. Part of this includes raising funds to build new churches and to put in water wells in remote villages. Earl & Clare are grateful to NHCC for partnering with them at the Bible School. You may even see them worshiping with us on a Sunday morning.
Earl and Clare Reifel
-Pray that God would raise the $30,000 funds for a much needed vehicle to minister to remote villages.
-Pray for new solar equipment to run a phone copier.
-Pray for Roy and Faith(Earl Reifel’s daughter) as they seek to streamline the Bible School classes for more effective and efficient classes.
Faith in Deeds, India
Faith in Deeds rescues orphaned and abandoned children from India’s slums by providing a loving, safe, 24/7 home for them. The children are cared for as long as they need a home or until they can be reunited with their family. Children learn to live out their faith in Jesus by reaching out and serving others in their community. A small agricultural business helps to provide good quality food, learning opportunities for the children, and local jobs, while helping to sustain the Children’s Home.
For teens at the Children’s Home who are finishing high school, talents and goals are assessed and college scholarships and job connections are made. They go into the workforce with God’s Word hidden in their hearts, making a difference in the community.
Faith in Deeds
-Pray that the children adjust to their new home.
-Pray that the new home may be a safe haven in the community and beyond.
-Pray for three new staff positions that need to be filled- teacher and day/night watchmen.
Greater European Mission, Greece
Sean and Liz Thelen
-Pray for two interns who are helping this summer and must decide on their future based in their time in Greece.
-Pray for the teams who are going to specifically work with the Greek church this summer.
-Pray for Sean and Liz as they plan for the future and travel to the UK and the USA.
The world has come to West Michigan. More than 40,000 Muslims live in this area. This ministry welcomes people from the Middle East to create community and show God’s love. Refugees, immigrants, and others are provided a place to experience services, resources, and friendship. To learn more, contact the Mission’s
Committee of New Hope Church.
-Pray for a full time program manager.
-Pray that many Arabic and Afghan friends would attend the summer gatherings and that spiritual conversations could take place with these Muslims.
Additional Prayer Request
New Hope Community Church continues to support many more in ministry and prayer.
Prayer and Support
Additional Prayer Request
-Pray for Matt and Elise as they seek to set up a YWAM-West Michigan training center.
-Pray for Good New’s Jail and Prison Ministries in El Salvador as they work with the incarcerated and their families.
-Pray for Dan and Rachel as they serve in Zambia with Overland Missions.
-Pray for Sal in Jordan as the team prepares for summer school and a backpack event.
-Pray for Protect Life MI as they continue to reach out to millions with their pro-life message and seek to equip leaders to expose the injustice of abortion and strategically change public opinion.
Did you know that one-third of unreached people groups of the world are located in one country? India is the most unreached nation. Over 400 million people in India have never heard of Jesus, and less than 2% of the people are Christian. Poverty levels are very high and only one out of four people can read and write.
The vision of Mission India is to see India changed by the love of Christ. Their mission is to equip India’s Christians to plant reproducing churches. Mission India does not send missionaries, but rather provides ministry partnerships with the indigenous people, 100% Indian nationals. Churches are planted by them in their communities. The Mission India partnership provides training, resources, and accountability to help them be self-sustaining and successful. Children’s Bible Clubs, Adult Literacy Classes, and Church Planter Training come out of the churches that are planted. Mission India measures the results by visiting programs and reporting back to their sponsors.
New Hope Indian Church Planters are seeing doors open for the Gospel among many who have never heard. They have shared the Gospel with hundreds of families, provided relief for those without food and necessities during the COVID pandemic, and planted a new church. NHCC is sponsoring church planters.
- Pray for partners in India as they face persecution daily.
-Pray for grace for the persecuted, their protection, and their faith to remain steadfast. Currently there are 11 states on the books that have laws against sharing your faith.
- Lift up Indian Gospel Workers in Eastern India as they each are seeking to share the Good News with many people this year!
-Pray the Holy Spirit goes before them to open hearts to Jesus.
-Pray for * in North India. The monsoon have caused huge mudslides in the mountains causing death and destruction.
-Pray for those under persecution in the Manipur tribal violence. Many churches have been destroyed and tens of thousands have been displaced.
-Pray for the English year long Bible clubs, which begin soon.