Blessings Beyond Belief!
We launched the ministry out of our home in the community we serve. Of its 900 square feet, we had our office, storage, pantry space, and other resources there. At times it got tight! We still consider it our mission base and have done all types of ministry there. We began to use The Church at Griffin's facility for ministry not long after the launch, and moved most of our office and storage there growing to two locations. As donations grew, we began storing clothing at Journey Church Dovedown where we were doing a Community Cafe & Clothes Closet, growing to three locations. As donations increased, we had to move our clothing but were unsure where to go! A Christian Businessman, offered us his 10,000 square foot warehouse for space just across the street from Dovedown. That became our place, not only for clothing storage, but for multi-ministry. The Church at Griffin sold their facility and we had to move everything from there to the warehouse. We weren't sure where we were going to meet for worship at that point! The same Christian Businessman mentioned our dilemma to the Pastor at United Christian Fellowship on Broad Street, and they opened their doors to us on Sunday evenings for our mission service. After serving six years on West Solomon Street, we had to relocate to the old West Griffin School at 814 Experiment Street where we served four years with all of our ministries. Most recent in 2020 we were forced to relocate again to three locations around the inner city. Praise the Lord as we are now at multiple locations all over our inner city!!!
From where we began serving out of our home, we have seen a 300% increase in the souls we serve and share with through ministries we started along the way! Our Bounty of Hope Community Cafe and Clothes Closet currently averages between 200 and 250 souls weekly. Our Bounty of Hope Benevolence (Assistance with food, personal, household, furniture, etc.) currently averages 20-30 per week. Praise the Lord for meeting needs and planting seeds through us on a regular basis!!!
The very day we launched the ministry, we served in our first community event at The Church at Griffin. Since that time we have seen a 200% increase in the souls we serve through community events. We average 1200 per year at Block Parties. Hope for the Holidays Assistance serves over 500 per year. Other events like community cookouts can serve several hundred per year. Praise the Lord for enabling us to build relationships and carry the Gospel to enemy lines where others fear to go!!!
When we launched the ministry, we had a few faithful supporters out of churches to begin the journey with us. But how would we go to the next level? Where would all the support and resources we needed come from? Honestly, in the beginning, we felt like we had become outcasts; prophets without honor at home. What we learned was what faith is all about! The Lord is our sole provider, not individuals, churches, or corporations. It all comes from Him! And though we are still learning in this faith walk, we have seen a 300% increase in partnerships who support us and serve with us. This has provided a 150% increase in financial support reaching up to 50% of our budget this last year. We have also had the opportunity to partner with other likeminded ministries in our community serving them and serving with them. Praise the Lord for His Divine Network and the unlimited resources it provides!!!
From the beginning of the ministry we have seen miracle after miracle multiplied; the set up of the non- profit with all its technicalities, the meeting of needs time after time on limited resources, the moves from location to location, the growth of the ministry in all areas, the partnerships without soliciting, most important the lives changed in Christ, and so on, and so on!
Praise the Lord for His Miraculous Hand that has provided Multiplied Blessings through His Mercy and Grace!!!
Hope Community Mission: TBA
Office: Tuesdays - Friday 10am-4pm
Bounty of Hope Benevolence: Tuesday & Thursday 10am- 4pm
Hope for Family Life: Tuesday - Fridays 10am - 4pm
Bounty of Hope Cafe and Clothes Closet: TBA
Pastor Ron Cook 770-468-6606
Mrs. Wanda Cook 770-468-6600