July 12, 2018

People of Hope!
 
We’ve had 4 family members staying with us for the past week or so. It’s weird going from the peaceful life of a cat & two adults to six adults and a dog & cat. Of course, there are always adjustments to be made but gladly so when you’re all family. As I reflected on my willingness (as a mere human with all of the marvelous flaws of my fallen human nature) to open my home to family, I began to consider how God in His perfection has opened his home to us and promised us a place to stay with Him forever….and is happy to do it. Jesus said as much in John 14, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” The imagery is one of a home that is continually added to as children grow, marry and stay to help with the farm, business etc. In other words, there’s room provided for family and our heavenly father is glad to have us in His home forever with Him! It’s mind-blowing to consider what’s in store for us, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9) I’ll try to keep that in mind when the dog and cat start fighting……
 
KIDZ SUMMER CAMP – Starts Monday!   
 
Camp starts at 7:00 pm Monday! Registration will close today at 3:00 pm and reopen on Monday at 6:00 pm before the festivities start.  Pass on the sign-up link to your friends and tell them it will close today at 3:00. https://hopefellowship.breezechms.com/form/kidssummercamp18
All will not be lost if they miss the deadline, they can bring their kids up here and register on Monday.
    WORKERS MEETING - ALL workers Kidz Summer Camp meeting will be held this Saturday July 14th at 9:30am-11:00. Please plan on attending to receive all your information for the week
 
YOUNG ADULTS SNOQUALMIE FALLS HIKE – July 28th      
Invite some friends to chillax on a Snoqualmie Falls hike Saturday, July 28th. Meet 1:00 at Hope. Bring a little cash for ice cream afterwards. Contact Elliott with questions; elliottfulton@hope-fellowship.net
 
TAIWAN MISSION     
Continue to pray for the team traveling to Taiwan in October, we’re continuing to meet monthly to prepare. You can continue to pray for the many people we’ll interact with in Taiwan, that God would prepare their hearts and ours as well. Also, pray for all the finances to be in place for the trip - you can designate any financial gifts to support the trip to “Taiwan”
 
SUNDAY     
I look forward to seeing you as we continue in the current series in the book of Ephesians with a message called “Death to Life”
 
See you Sunday!
Ben