Praying a long time for a church like City Hope GR

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A few weeks ago one of the people we had met (who has an interest in the ministry of City Hope GR), contacted us about meeting with another family they had heard about. This is always exciting and seems to be happening more and more! When meeting with the referred family, they mentioned how they have been impacted by various disability and that they had been praying a long time for a church like City Hope GR. God keeps working!

We met with a college student who desires to get involved, he was sharing how autism has been part of his life, specifically regarding relationships and opportunities. God has been opening doors for him and he continues to see his importance and how he’s able to make a difference. Through that conversation, another person he knows has become very interested in City Hope GR as well. God keeps connecting people!

Late March we held another info gathering – an opportunity for people to come, find out more and ask questions regarding this new church. We had been praying for God to do something special again. The day before we already knew He had good plans. 8 new people were there, with some committing to be involved in God’s work through City Hope GR! Additional referral contacts are also already coming as a result of those who God brought on Saturday. Again, God keeps directing and doing what only He can do!


City Hope GR is an all abilities church plant. Specifically, City Hope GR is a church for those with and without disability – worshipping, growing and serving, side-by-side in the full life of the church.

All Abilities Church Plant
Submitted by Dave VanderWoude
New Church Development

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