Monday, December 20, 2021

Mission of Hope Christmas Delivery to Lone Jack Elementary School

Last week we got to deliver Christmas to Lone Jack Elementary School in Bell County Kentucky. The excitement on the faces of these children made my Christmas this year!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Sharing Christmas with Appalachia - Mission of Hope

On this episode I talk with my good friend and Mission of Hope Knox Executive Director Emmette Thompson about their efforts to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need. Find out about their year-round mission to share hope, and how you can make a direct and meaningful impact where you are.

Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry.

Many of the people we assist are caught in the pockets of poverty and as a result have lost all hope for their future. With your help and with God’s love we can help bring new hope to many.

Mission of Hope strives to provide Christian ministries during appropriate seasons of the year, including Christmas and Easter, through a system of delivering clothes, food, toys, and school supplies to impoverished families; to assist in repair of existing homes or relocating to other homes when appropriate; to provide scholarships for qualifying children of the area; to assist in developing skills or other expertise for the creation of new or expanded jobs in the area; and to assist in locating jobs for persons who are willing to relocate outside the area.

The Mission of Hope is a year round ministry blessed to assist many of our less fortunate Appalachian neighbors with much needed goods and resources; college scholarships; and help with basic educational, health care and home repair needs.

If you would like to make a financial donation to Mission of Hope for our year round ministry expenses it would be greatly appreciated. The 2010 independent financial audit confirmed that 90 percent of every dollar donated went directly back into programs assisting individuals.

Thank you for caring enough to help those who still have hope.



Friday, September 24, 2021

Podcast: Elevate Christian Church Planter and Lead Pastor Rob Harlamert

On this episode I sit down with Elevate Christian Church Planter and Lead Pastor Rob Harlamert. Lexington, KY seems to have a church on every corner, so why plant one more? Why would Catalyst Christian Church in Nicholasville, KY, just a couple miles down the road from Lexington, KY, spend time, money and other resources to intentionally plant a church so close by? Listen in as Rob answers these and other questions and talks about his calling to ministry and ultimately church planting. 

Visit them this Sunday morning at 10:30 in the chapel at Lexington Christian Academy's Rose Campus on Reynolds Rd in Lexington, KY.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

New Podcast: This one is Personal - Rough Road to Celebrating 15 Years

I didn't mean to take an 8 month break from doing shows, but it ended up that way. Recent medical issues have caused a significant disruption in my life, but things are improving! I finally got the time and energy together to record a podcast I've had on my mind for about a year. This August I'm celebrating my 15th anniversary in a job that I really feel is my calling. But don't think it was an easy road getting here. In fact I almost didn't make it. I almost gave up several times. Listen as I discuss the ups and downs of my journey. I hope you find it encouraging as you find your own path.