Faith investment prospers best in challenging times.
The news of some Christian ministries closing shops, diminishing services, selling properties and implementing strategies to cope with dire situation ought to encourage the faithful to unite and create support system for ministry to flourish.
Obedience to God’s direction to engage in Christian ministry inspired Ross and Hilary Waugh to organise the Hopevale Trust.
Why the name “Hopevale”?
Please read “Faith, Hope and Love ﹘ Forces that Conquer War” that Ross wrote.
Hopevale Trust is a private charitable trust. Registration to the Charities Commission has been approved in October 2013.
The objectives of Hopevale Trust as expressed in the Trust Deed are as follows:
- Assists with the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to immigrants to New Zealand, their families, and their associates;
- Supports and enables the building of Christian discipleship amongst immigrants to New Zealand, their families, and their associates;
- Supports any form of activity or programme that has a direct relevance to the integration of immigrants into New Zealand communities;
- Supports practical care and hospitality to immigrants, their families, and their associates as required both in New Zealand, and on occasion outside of New Zealand;
- Assists with the educational support of immigrants, their families, and their associates as required both in New Zealand, and on occasion outside of New Zealand;
- Support short-term exposure programs or mission trips, local and abroad, to enhance faith and knowledge of mission and culture;
- Partners with such ministries and charities with likewise objectives.
As ethnic diversity of South Canterbury is becoming more pronounced, there is pressing need for Christians to unite and come up with a responsible ministry.
Hopevale Trust and ministry partners will be able to achieve greatly for God’s people coming from different nations of the world.
For more information about Hopevale Trust, how it will operate, and how you can participate, please contact Ross Waugh.
PHOTO CREDIT: Timaru Horizon by Ross Waugh