Pastor Don welcoming a child through baptism
1. What excites you about working at Hope?
The people…They love each other and they love God.
2. What Bible story or passage is the most meaningful to you and why?
1 John 3:16-18: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” To me this is the central tenet of the Christian faith and life and it serves as a reminder that, as a follower of Jesus, my words are empty if they are not manifested in my living.
3. Describe a moment or place when or where you felt God’s presence.
December 28, 1996 – the day I married my wife; January 12, 1999 – the birth of my son; April 18, 2001 – the birth of my daughter; March 2008 when God embraced me and walked with me through one of the darkest times of my life.We have four seasons and I love every one of them…especially the change from one season to the next. Our God has created such a beautiful world and each season is a glimpse into the nature and beauty of our Creator!
4. What do you like to do when you have an hour to yourself?
Watch sports or just have some quiet time.