In light of new information we received this morning, and after much discussion and prayer, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I am announcing that Moments of Hope Outreach is shutting down ALL operations effective immediately.
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Allow me to share the most exciting news since we found land and put a contract on it…the Elders at Fairmount Christian Church presented me with a check last week for $41,603 toward the purchase of the property on which we plan to build our Mo Hope Village! These funds were a full tithe of the funds they raised through their end of year giving campaign. Praise God!
But they didn’t stop there…the Elders invited me back this past Tuesday night to surprise me with another check for the same purpose. The check was for $68,397! That brings the total gift from God through our Brothers and Sisters at Fairmount Christian Church to $110,000! I can still hear God roaring, and I remain awestruck.
Thank you to the entire congregation, the Elders, and church leadership for this most amazing gift! These gifts bring our total to $251,480 we have received since December 27, 2019 toward the land purchase price of $409,000! Praise God!
We wish to thank the Dover Baptist Association and their member churches for their incredibly generous gift of $30,000 to help us purchase the land on which we will build our Mo Hope Village! This gift brings our funds received for this purchase to $85,581 so far, with commitments of an additional $50,000. Thank you Father God for your provision!
Try to imagine spending the better part of the last fifteen years sleeping outside...in tents, under the deck of an abandoned house, in a boarded up dank, musty garage; black inside with mold, and under a worn-out tarp draped over two discarded sofas in the woods. The latter is where I met Navy veteran Robert almost five years ago, and in that time, I've known him to sleep in the rest of those places as well.
By the Grace of God, Billy survived a vicious attack one night as he slept alone in a covered entryway to a downtown building. His assailant struck him numerous times in the head with a brick. Billy suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which left him with a slowed speech and difficulty walking.
Billy signed a lease on a room in a house in a quiet neighborhood this afternoon. His 2 year homeless nightmare has ended!
Welcome HOME, Billy!
Thank you Lord!
Speaking it into existence in the present...The Mo Hope Village is a 45-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. This transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
We have found the land on which we will build our Mo Hope Village! Our offer to purchase this beautiful 45 acre property has been accepted with contingencies. We do not own the property yet, and there is much work to be done before we finally do.
When we use the term “budgeted”, we mean this is the minimum amount we expect God to provide through donations and grants, to accomplish what we discern Him calling us to accomplish.
For 2020, we’ve budgeted $333,210; roughly $27,767 each month. That’s a lot of $25, $50, $100 & $1000 donations, and every dollar helps! We’ll gladly spend more to accomplish more, if we receive more.
This budget does not include funds needed for the purchase of land for the Mo Hope Village.
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It will help us pay for tents, sleeping bags, canned goods, emergency shelter & dignity stays in motel rooms, and so much more.
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