On November 26, 2019, members of Mt Hope Baptist Church, together with other local churches, volunteered to prepare and serve Thanksgiving meal to the less fortunate members of the community. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to share the love of God and to be thankful for the many blessings He bestowed upon us. It was a lively event. In addition to excellent food, there were live music and singing. The event was sponsored by Tree of Life and hosted by Crossroads Baptist Church in Leesburg, VA.
We honor God by living lives of service. In the summer of 2019, we were humbled by the extent of assistance needed as communities in Guatemala continue to struggle in the aftermath of the devastating volcanic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in 2018. The medical mission trip was arranged through Leadership Excursion and sponsored by several local Guatemala ministries. Our motivation is the desire to show the love of God through our actions, and to remind the people that God is always faithful. Matthew 25:40 says "I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters; you were doing it to me.” By following God's command to care for the needy, we experience the blessings that come from helping others.