Hope for Kids

Matt Currier

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Hope for Kids is doing well. CPC's continued support has been a huge help and we praise the LORD for you! Our ministry has undergone a few adaptations along the way but is healthy and fruitful. We have temporarily suspended all ministries that would normally meet within our building in Indian Orchard. In a similar way to how we began, we have gone back to being more mobile and remote - rather than bringing the families to us we now go to them in order to minister them. We staged our adaptations as many others have, in view of the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines set forth by Governor Baker's office. To protect the ministry's integrity, staff, volunteers, and the families that we serve, we felt this change was necessary.

We hinged much of what we did through our Bags of Hope initiative (see website) and saw this program as the key to not only maintain contact but also gaining more exposure and meet new families. The families we reached out to introduce us to new families in need and so on and so forth...

This Christmas we put on a Christmas Impact Club at two housing developments within the city the few weeks leading up to Christmas and we actually had 50+ new families we met through the Toys for Tots partnership that exists with HFK and our volunteer who acts as the liaison. This year we received an overabundance of toys and gifts from several local agencies, churches, families, and of course Toys for Tots.

We ran a weekly Family Movie Night as well, but again, the Covid guideline phases caused us to stop this program as well. HFK has been reevaluating our strategic approach and during that season, we focused on a few building projects that the Vox Church, Springfield Campus, and Epping Bible Church, Epping, NH, sent crews to not only provide labor but also the supplies! This was huge. Carpentry, painting, sheetrocking, repairs, clean up/out and even teams into the community with us to minister within the communities.

We also have a small farm in Monson MA that we have named Seed of Hope Farm that has a horse, donkey, chickens, and now, 2 additional land lots that are in the process of being donated to HFK by a neighbor and friend of ours there. The land acreage is approximately 25 acres and is adjacent to the Currier family's property there near Peaked Mountain. This program has been incredible to watch as God has grown it and spiritual fruit is also growing there already! Several families have spent special event days with the Currier' on this farm and showing God and His creation to these families is very rewarding. God continues to meet our every need despite the dip in giving. God is faithful and will provide ALL that we need to carry on his work.

 
Unreached People Group of the Day

Arab, Dhofari

Population
133,000

Primary Language
Arabic, Dhofari Spoken

Primary Religion
Islam

% Evangelical
40%

Mission Fact of the Day
The largest Least-Reached group in Northeast Asia without Scripture, Jesus film, or audio recordings is the Western Ghao-Xong of China, with 1,413,000 people.
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