Jan 30, 2013

Praise Be unto Jesus!!

We have entered the New Year of “2013” and we at Hope Ministries are in eager expectation for all that our “Father” intends to accomplish through our surrendered ministries unto Him. We are full steam ahead for our
Third Annual Fund Raiser, to be held at the Melbourne Auditorium on Mach 16, 2013 from 6 ~ 10:00PM.
I am grateful for all the work accomplished by Hope’s staff, and Volunteers. May all the Glory, Honor, Power, and Praise be unto Him who sits upon His Throne! I believe this is going to be a powerful faith year for all the children of God upon this earth. We aren’t longing to succeed as children of men but as the children of God,
we are called to be. But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children
of God. They are reborn not-with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that
comes from God. John 1; 12-13 (NLT)
Our goals are high to be a ministry that is conformed to the likeness of His son Jesus…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (KJV) To provide a safe haven, where
Christians can come to receive love, be lifted up and hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking into their lives for this day and hour; becoming stronger in His might as they attend their local churches.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him.
Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15; 13 (NLT)
Love in Christ, Joe

We are so excited about our Third Annual Dinner & Auction being held at the Melbourne Auditorium at
625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, Fl, on March 16, 2013, from 6PM~10PM. A fun filled night you will not want to miss, for only $ 15.00 per person.
Wonderful food provided this year by Texas Roadhouse, Palm Bay; Great Entertainment, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. A couple of our Bid items include; a Golf outing with Pastor Joe and a Dinner for up to 8 people prepared and served by Lew Gervais. (FYI) He is a great cook. Please come, enjoy and help us continue to serve the community by “Helping Hearts Heal.”
There is an amazing Cruise Raffle; a 3 or 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise for 2 includes outside cabin, no black out dates, and you do not have to be present to win. The tickets are on sale now @ $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. You may purchase the tickets at Hope Ministries 1805 Canova St SE, Palm Bay, Fl 32909, or through one of our staff members. Call 321-676-5588 for more information.


Blessings to all! We have entered a wonderful New Year of the Lord 2013. Since coming on staff, I’m thankful to God for those he has sent to disciple with me. I share my own testimony with them of how He changed me from the inside out and how He will for them as well. I am a good listener and what is disclosed remains between us and the Holy Spirit. I believe we are to encourage those we meet and share the Lord’s mighty works. The Lord’s mercy and grace is there for all of us each new morning. So live by Faith for today, this day that the Lord has given us. Be joyful and thankful for all His benefits today. In our praising is our thanksgiving to Him. The Lord is Our Hope, Our Peace, Our Joy. He has everything for us if we give up and let Him take over in our life. “Awesome.”
My active ministry has a focus of supporting Fire & Rescue Personnel. I normally spend about 40 hours monthly at the Fire House. At this time, we have a volunteer member who is suffering from a rare form of Blood Cancer.
Please put Beth on your prayer list for a miracle healing. Also, I am preparing a new Web Site ministry for
Fire & Rescue Personnel with weight control, and/or obesity issues.

Quite often I get a phone call or a visit in my office from someone who is absolutely miserable. As they tell
me about the multitude of difficulties in their lives and the circumstances that leave them totally frustrated, and to the point of despair I can't help but feel for them. I often find myself wishing I had an endless supply of resources so I could help change their circumstances; however I am not convinced that I would be doing them
a favor if I eliminated their struggles. God usually has a reason for allowing life stresses to weigh us down, and sometimes He chooses to not change our difficult circumstances because He is busy working on changing our hearts. Allowing God to have His way in our hearts might or might not lead to a change in our circumstances, but one thing I have come to understand is that once God is allowed to change our hearts our attitude will change, which often causes our circumstances to become much more manageable. So I usually end my time with them by asking, "What is God trying to teach you through these difficult circumstances?" God doesn't waste pain or stress; He uses it to change us. The more stress or pain I feel, the harder I look for what God is trying to change in me.
Co-dependency Group Study
By Nancy Groom
This is a faith based study; 16 weeks. February 13, 2013, every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7pm
Facilitator: Linda Dixon ~~ Book is $ 10.00.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
2nd Chronicles 7:14(NLT)