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elmer and Joann reifel

SERVING SIERRA LEONE


Elmer and Joann Reifel are missionaries currently serving in West Africa. Most recently, they have been managing a skills training center near Waterloo, Sierra Leone and have focused on discipleship and pastoral training, using basic development as as bridge ministry to the rural communities.


The Reifel's will be sharing a Mission Moment at Hope on Sunday, July 16. 


Ministry Spotlight highlights an outreach ministry of Hope or one of the many missions we partner with. To read more, visit our Missions & Outreach page.



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  • CELEBRATING 18 YEARS

    Wonderful testimoies were shared at Hope's 18th birthday celebration on May 21. One combined service was held for the Hope family to praise God for all He's done. 

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  • WINTER GEAR FOR KIDS

    Hope's Prayer Shawl group made and collected hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to local schools for children in need of cold weather gear.

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  • HOLIDAY GIVING

    The Hope family helped our local community with donated food and gifts during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

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  • 15 BAPTIZED

    At our November baptism celebration, 15 people made a public declaration of their faith.

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  • BLOOD DRIVE

    Hope partnered with the South Bend Community Medical Foundation to host an October blood drive.

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  • AWANA CLUBS LAUNCH

    In September, Hope launched a weekly kids' Awana program.

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  • PRAISE IN THE PARK

    New Beginnings Ministries joined with Hope for a combined worship service and picnic at Riverfront Park

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  • BEST OF THE BEST 2016

    Hope Community Church was voted by the community as the "Best Place to Worship" in the Leader Publications' annual reader's choice survey.

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  • VBS SERVES LOCAL KIDS

    Cave Quest VBS 2016 saw over 200 local children learn to follow Jesus, the Light of the World.

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  • SERVING WITH THE NAVAJO

    In June 2016, Hope continued its partnership with Twin Buttes Church of Nazarene in Gallup, New Mexico by sending a small group to serve the local Navajo.

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  • FINANCIAL PEACE FOR 6 FAMILIES

    The latest group to complete Financial Peace University at Hope this spring eliminated $14,045 in debt, saved $7,547 and cut up 13 credit cards!

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  • CELEBRATING 17 YEARS

    On April 30 and May 1, hope celebrated it's 17th birthday. We heard powerful testimonies, great music, and enjoyed birthday cake!

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  • COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

    Hope hosted the Community Good Friday Service in Niles this year, with hundreds gathering from many different local churches to worship together.

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  • 27 BAPTIZED

    Valentine's Day was extra special this year for the 27 people who were baptized at Hope.

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