Welcome Hope Waukee!
“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100:5
Dear Hope Family,
I’ve always been amazed how God uses the weak, the broken and that ordinary Joe to accomplish something much more extraordinary. There’s something about watching people with no hope defy the odds and come together with God and others to accomplish the incredible.
We read it in story after story of the Bible: Abraham. Moses. Ruth. David. Esther. The disciples. I’ve witnessed it in 13 years of ministry around Lutheran Church of Hope through Celebrate Recovery, personal Hope Stories, our Lenten projects like “Feed a Million in 40 Days,” The Dream Giver series, and partnerships with local and global nonprofits.
God takes unlikely, ordinary people.
God works in them and through them.
And, God’s power and God’s people come together to build something that’s eternal.
“… blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep in the water…their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
I want to invite you to join me as our story and God’s story come together to build something incredible in Waukee, as we enter into a three-year capital campaign titled “Hope Grows Here.”
One year ago on Oct. 26, 2014, our West Des Moines campus was at capacity and the mission of “reaching out to the world around us” was becoming harder to accomplish due to the lack of space and parking. As the City of Waukee and surrounding suburbs expand – expected to grow from 18,000 to 36,000 in the next 10 years – we have an incredible opportunity to share the Good News with our neighbors and those that are moving into our great state of Iowa from India, Asia and other nations.
God continues to teach and provide for us as a church family, and as we enter into the 22nd year of ministry as part of Lutheran Church of Hope – we are discovering that we are “better together.” As each Hope campus continues to grow, we are discovering new gifts. And individually, as each one of us discovers and puts into practice our God-given gifts and abilities, we are discovering a new reality. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole. And, the impossible, with God’s help, becomes possible.
Hope Grows Here is about planting down roots into the life-giving teachings of Jesus Christ, to build up future generations, to make disciples, and to extend the love of Christ to all people – which at the end makes heaven more full!
“What is impossible for people is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
Church, let’s come together and join God in this exciting season of planting and growth!
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