Cancer is Gone (Brent’s Testimony)

Brent has been an usher at HopeNYC for years. He also works with the equipment that allows the service to stream live on the web. Within a couple of months, he was diagnosed with cancer & then cured! HOW CAN THAT HAPPEN? The doctors said that the cancer was like a rock inside of the colon…. Jesus took that right out! Brent’s family, friends & HopeNYC members prayed for Brent’s recovery & Jesus healed him! During the time of his trial, God gives him special instructions.

THIS IS A TRUE STORY!  Watch the video of his testimony!

All things really are possible with Jesus.

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Growth Groups (Now Hope Groups)

There’s a famous saying we use often at HopeNYC!

“The day you stop learning is the day you stop growing.” 

As I mentioned in my recent post The Body,  Growth Groups has started! There are many cool growth groups here ranging from from Chinese cooking to bowling,  cosmetology, hairstyling,  leadership, baking, music, bible groups & much much more! 

Many of these groups were held today in different parts of the church building. I was excited to enter church on a bright Saturday morning. I loved the mood of the place. People interacting, drinking coffee, laying out their pens with lovely stationary items ready for note taking. I walked into my growth group today & saw a table of goodies. Hot chocolate, bagels, a variety of donuts, blueberry muffins, yummy pastries, and different cream cheese spreads. I was in a bible class and it was so much fun. There were pictures, prizes, amazing history, laughs, and very interesting discussions. The food could not satisfy my hunger for more wisdom from this teaching. I am already excited for next Saturday’s class. As it ended, I left my seat and wandered around. Through a big clear window on the same floor, I glanced over at the cosmetology class. I saw two girls each wearing a fresh moist green mask over their faces. It looked like so much fun & the girls got a free facial. I walked past another room and heard all the voices behind the door singing as a choir while a guitar strummed the chords of their song. (It was not a music class, it was actually a group called True Worship)  On the way out, I saw my friend on his laptop finalizing material to teach his class. Next to him sat a large bag filled with stacked boxes of Popeye’s fried chicken for the group’s lunch (They’re so lucky) I caught a bus then rode the train home. For the next two hours of traveling (Yes I travel that far) I kept my head buried into a novel I had gotten from my group. Not only I had received an excitement to learn but an excitement to grow. 

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They meet again!

Sips of Hope

This past Valentines day,The NBA teamed up with HopeNYC to distribute food, children’s coats & other goodies to the community! Retired Basketball player Kenny Smith  helped raised $1 million for Feed the children & didn’t stop there! He gave a brand new car to one very lucky volunteer. There was definitely love in the air & it was the love of Jesus Christ to the families. The 140 HopeNYC volunteers worked all day putting 2,400 care packages in the hands & showing the love of Jesus in this wonderful outreach. Each family left the church happily with hands & carts filled heavily with boxes & bags! One blessed person opened one of their boxes & was surprised with a dress, jewelry, make up, colon, shoes & other products by Avon. As HopeNYC’s chief operating officer said “It is our heart to give back to this community.”

This was Queen’s Largest outreach! Check it out on TNT News! Click to see the short…

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They meet again!

This past Valentines day,The NBA teamed up with HopeNYC to distribute food, children’s coats & other goodies to the community! Retired Basketball player Kenny Smith  helped raised $1 million for Feed the children & didn’t stop there! He gave a brand new car to one very lucky volunteer. There was definitely love in the air & it was the love of Jesus Christ to the families. The 140 HopeNYC volunteers worked all day putting 2,400 care packages in the hands & showing the love of Jesus in this wonderful outreach. Each family left the church happily with hands & carts filled heavily with boxes & bags! One blessed person opened one of their boxes & was surprised with a dress, jewelry, make up, colon, shoes & other products by Avon. As HopeNYC’s chief operating officer said “It is our heart to give back to this community.”

This was Queen’s Largest outreach! Check it out on TNT News! Click to see the short video

Why is this post titled They meet again? Remember Hope Hits Harlem

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Kenny Smith with the workers taking a selfie with a HopeNYC Youth
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Kenny Smith with the HopeNYC staff & pastors who organized this outreach.
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WildFire’s Winter

LOUD CRAZY DEEP FIRE,

It left us….

MIND-BLOWN

These are just some words that best describe the experience & revival we’ve just encountered at Northeast Winterfest 2015. The teens of HopeNYC; WildFire Teen Ministry  had just returned from an incredible fun-filled trip. We drove up to Rochester New York for the weekend to an amazing getaway that allowed us to escape our daily lives &  steal away with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!  At Winterfest there were great sessions filled with live music from awesome gospel artist, talented dance groups, powerful messages from anointed speakers &  liberating prayer at the altars. Teens had the freedom to surround the stage so they can dance  & GO WILD like one song says. This powerful weekend was centered on Jesus! When WildFire gets together, we are in good company! In our van rides, we talk, dance, rap, sing, race on Mario Kart & share a snack buffet. In the hotel we hit the gym, eat pizza, watch movies, play video games, play pranks, go crazy….. yet other guest were not disturbed! It may all sound like fun & for others not so much. I can surely say that Christ was our joy. We pursued Him all weekend & He indeed changed our lives….. Why do teens need Jesus?

Jesus can cause a teenager to defeat depression rather than to allow it to change their image, hate themselves, hate their parents & take their life. Jesus can cause a teenager to walk away & move forward from discouraging friends who constantly remind them how bad their life is. Jesus can change grades. Jesus can give teens the power to reject things that are hard to turn down like the 1st cigarette or 1st sip of alcohol or the kind invitation from the Bf/Gf that constantly says they’re not rushing things & yet wants to somehow sneak into a sexual relationship. For the teenagers (& the world) Jesus gave up His life & allowed others to break Him in every way so that we can have a great life with Him on Earth & live an everlasting one with Him in Heaven. The teens need Jesus! Although Winterfest has ended, WildFire Teen Ministry continues to pursue Jesus & spread His goodness around New York like a WildFire.

WildFire’s Facebook Page

Know any teens? Are you living in NY or Visiting?

Check out WildFire! It’s every Friday Night @ 7pm & It’s for teens ages 13-19.

Located at HopeNYC Church. 142-82 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11436

Our first service for 2015 will Launch on February 27th!

There will be food, games, prizes, worship band, DJ, friends, snack shop, live drama & more!

Check other posts on WildFire : Summer SplashGame NightWildFire

A few Winterfest pics:

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His Life Changed

This a testimony video of Travis Freeman. He is currently a new believer & he already has so much to say…simply because God has done so much already. Travis has been set free from depression & alcoholism. God has also delivered him from the ER by completely healing his physical body. He attended HopeNYC during our yearly tent revival services. Travis is such a good friend of mines & he is loved by the Hope family. I see him every time I go to church & he is filled with God’s joy.

Revised post (updated on Feb 21st)

The Body

It is a new year at HopeNYC! 

Members are ecstatic of what is to comxae in 2015 & what God is going to accomplish with this body of extraordinary individuals. Right now there are different ministries launching & growth groups that are starting! You may ask:

What are those???

Our ministries & growth groups are formed for specific people. There is a men & woman’s ministry. A ministry for those with a heart to feed families & A ministry for those with an adventurous heart to feed families across the globe. See Hope Ambassadors  A ministry for dance & drama. An exciting world chock full of cookies, crafts, & the great characters of the bible in the children’s ministry.  Nachos, crazy games, & loud music for the teens. Lounge music, orderves & couches for the 20 somethings. Doing it all in english will not do! There is an estupendo spanish ministry & an emerging sign language! 

At Hope we have all sorts of growth groups! Growth groups that will dive right into the bible & growth groups that go bowling every Saturday. There’s a growth group for HAIR STYLING & a group for PHOTOGRAPHY. Some groups teach BAKING while others teach MUSIC.  I can’t leave out CPR or CHINESE COOKING.  Can you imagine COSMETOLOGY classes in church? Well it exist! And MORE! Most of these groups provide food & everyone in class is already your friend! (Or family)

 At HopeNYC, there is something for everyone! We all just fit somewhere….not just in church but In the Body of Christ! No matter what age, what talent you possess, your area of interest or where you are from, there is a place at Hope where you can get plugged in & be used by Almighty God to change this world.

The HopeNYC Website!

The HopeNYC Facebook Page!

The Esperanza NYC Facebook Page! (Spanish Ministry)

The WildFire Teen Ministry Facebook Page!

The LIFT OFF Young Adult Ministry Facebook Page!

The HopeNYC Local Mission Ministry Facebook Page!

Brooklyn Breakthrough

HopeNYC church has a heart for helping. There is no language or location barrier, I’ve seen Hopers visit other boroughs & fly across the world! A couple of weeks ago, HopeNYC helped Harlem for Thanksgiving but did not stop there! HopeNYC visited a homeless shelter in Brooklyn last week to not just prepare a Thanksgiving meal but a Thanksgiving Feast! Hope served dozens of turkeys, chicken, endless slices of baked ham, full trays of mashed potatoes, yummy mac & cheese, various desserts & so much more! Hope did not only provide a freshly prepared lunch but they also gave out groceries for Thanksgiving day! Hearts were touched, Kids enjoyed picking out their favorite pies & families were blessed. I saw burdens being lifted as the church made life easier for these hard working parents. The staff who cooked & served this feast were not only adults. Children, teenagers, 20 somethings, also worked hard to prepare a dish & show up to serve! HopeNYC is really one of the few places in New York where you would see a young one so interested & selflessly working hard to help someone else.The church as whole desire to follow Jesus & be His hands & feet. That is our heart!

So many people were blessed with food, groceries, & winter coats!

Hey You! Read This! Hey You! Read This! Hey You! Read This! Hey You! Read This! Hey You! Read This!

Lets bring a bigger breakthrough to this world! I encourage you to volunteer at your local church or organization just to help others!

Especially

  •  On Major Holidays
  • If you are in charge of a group, club or ministry! Anyone can do this!

Not in charge?

  •  That is Ok! If you have the heart you can start!
  •  Formulate a plan with your friends!  Where to go, who to call, what to give away or do. There are elderly homes, homeless shelters, hospitals… see what’s in your city.
  • If you are currently in school or college you can find out if they are already hosting a mission. If not then you can start it! I’ve seen people start a simple harry potter club…. Be the one to make a real difference! Start a club or a day event to help others!
  • Be brave ( I’m shy to approach people but this is a small price to pay to change someone’s world.)

Vision

  • With your own eye, who do you see suffer?
  • What would make that person feel better?
  • Would it be a bag of groceries? toys? a holiday feast?  prayer? a coat? a free manicure? Christmas carols?….
  • Without a vision, You would not know where to go & where to steer your group. Think about who can you help?

Make a decision to help your world!  Being involved & changing someone’s life is so fantastic but the true reason for serving others will always be that it is God’s purpose for us.

Take a good look at your hands, they are made to work! 🙂

Praying for the people & the feast.
Praying for the people & the feast.
Kids serving soda
Kids serving soda