"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

One Hope Sunday – What a blessing!

What a blessing to hear more about One Hope today and to be challenged from 1 Corinthians 15 to live life and do ministry in a way that matches up with that great passage from the Bible.

Thanks to all who shared and for the One Hope Staff (especially – Jillian, Carrie, Miriam and Jared)for putting so much of the material together. Thank you to Andrea for preparing the video on getAHEAD. Thanks to Miriam for the intern video and the flyers.

As Jillian shared about the One Hope Academy I remembered why I am so thankful God sent her here and so thankful that God has given us this ministry.

None of our staff is praying for more laborers or more money so that we can have “more in ministry.” We are praying because we see so much “more ministry that is needed.”

It was so fun to have the video from Matt Shackelford and to have Joe Day skyped in from Buffalo, New York and Courtney Martin skyped in from California. Joe reminded us of what Coach McCoy said earlier in the day that coming to Springs of Grace was like being in a church that has a lot of missionaries that God has sent to reach the inner city of Tulsa. Matt was one of the first interns at Springs of Grace back in 2003. As of 2012 there have been 70 different interns; many who have served multiple years; some who are on staff now and others who have moved here to invest their lives as missionaries in this ministry. May their number and hearts continue to grow.

We hope to have videos and parts of the messages and testimonies up soon on the website.

Other posts to follow will have the literature that was passed out today. Please keep praying for this part of the ministry at Springs of Grace – There really is only ONE HOPE for everyone. Everyone needs hope.