Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Hurricane Harvey Response Update 

We have been closely monitoring the Hurricane Harvey situation and the responses from various organizations. We are currently planning to stay here through the end of October and fulfill the commitments we have made locally.  It is our heart to not send a message to the people to whom we have committed that they are less important than anyone else.  Based on what we know and our past experiences we feel that a late response to Texas will actually have more value.  Here are the reasons:
What We Know
Large disaster response ministries have  deployed resources prior to the storm touching down. They did this to stage the resources as close as possible to the areas that will need help when those areas open. The areas will not open until the storm has passed and the water has receded enough to work this could take days or weeks.

Relief efforts continue being delayed by the weather.  All search and rescue and recovery efforts, as well as infrastructure emergency maintenance, must be completed in any areas where volunteers will be working to assure a safe working environment.

What We Have Experienced
There will be many volunteers for the first weeks of activity.  This will start to taper off as the news dies down.  This will leave a huge gap in volunteer resources for the last few weeks of the clean up effort.  This is where we feel we would be of most value.  This should coincide with the end our our local season and commitments.
Based on these ideas we have started to plan for a late response. If you think you would be interested in November please let us know and we can start planning if we know who and when people are available.

Blessings!


Special Announcement: David Bendt

 

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Special Announcement

I​t is with deep sadness that we report the unexpected death of one of our dearest friends David Bendt. All of the volunteers and homeowners knew David as a kind, gentle, and hard working man who exuded the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

We have had the tremendous privilege to serve with David on disaster relief deployments across the US cleaning up after fires, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes. We have had the special privilege of working with David as we have served in Colorado Springs, CO for the last three years cleaning up after the Black Forest fires.

David was equally comfortable serving as a leader or worker. He was consistent in his calm and gentle manner and brought wisdom to conversations and situations.

David will be greatly missed as a brother, friend, and leader. While we grieve for our loss we are encouraged in knowing that David is in the presence of his great, merciful, and loving God. We are comforted to know that he has heard the words “well done my good and faithful servant!”

Please pray for peace and comfort that only the Holy Spirit can bring for David’s wife Ione, son Tim and daughter Karley.

We will announce service times and details as they become available.

 


November 2016 Workdays

 

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Newsletter – November 2016

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Current Status
Our season for crises relief in Colorado Springs, CO has again come to a close until May of next year.

We have been blessed to serve at 15 homes this year. The team has cleared well over 1,500 burned trees in the 26 weeks that we were able to work this year!

We experienced some challenges with Byron’s health this season. However, the team easily rose to those challenges ministering to the local community.

End Of Season Party!!
We are having our end of season party Saturday November 19th at Rocky Mount Calvary (4285 North Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918) in the junior high room from 11:00 to 1:30. We want to invite all volunteers, homeowners we have served, sponsors and donors, and anyone interested in the ministry. We are providing lunch and asking you to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We need you to sign up for the party so we have a good count. We are providing lunch! Sign up for the end of season party here: EOS Party Signup Or can contact us via email at info@hoperestored.org or via phone at 719.749.6286.

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Off Season Activities
The off season is when we work to clean, perform maintenance, and repair tools. We also will be working on some trailer updates as well.

Byron and Susan also teach during the off season. Last year we were blessed to teach for the men’s group at Calvary Chapel Simi Valley and the men’s group for Wilson United Methodist. Teachings are from lessons about serving and grace that we have learned over the last 5 years. If you are interested in more information please contact us via email at info@hoperestored.org or via phone at 719.749.6286.

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Praise Reports (Answered Prayers)
God is good, all the time! We are blessed beyond our ability to understand.

  1. Byron’s heart surgery was a total success. The heart valve was successfully repaired and a complete recovery is expected.
  2. Workdays have been completed with only minor interruptions. THANK YOU to Susan for picking up the lead role and to all the volunteers who have stepped up to the challenges.

Prayer Requests
Here are the ministry needs for which we are seeking prayer:

  1. ​Help to wisely discern how to invest our time, resources, and talents.
  2. Opportunities to teach.
  3. ​Sourcing – Please pray that God will help us to get into the right places and organizations. Also that He will continue to help us get the donations required for tooling and supplies to support the volunteers in the work.

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God has given us an excellent season and we have been wonderfully blessed. Please continue to pray for the ministry for travel mercies, provisions, protection, wisdom, and endurance. We have seen God answer prayer after prayer. We want to make sure that we never lose sight that all that has been done has been accomplished through the direct provision of God. God has been our source of strength, protection, and provision. As we continue in this season we want to encourage you to continue to pray for the ministry.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have questions about this ministry please feel free to contact us. You can email us at: info@hoperestored.org or call us at: 719.749.6286.


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October 2016 Workdays

 

 

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October 2016

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Fire Clean Up and Mitigation

We will continue working on a properties in Black Forest that experienced heavy damage in the 2013 fire. There are many trees down that need to be cleared and stacked for chipping.

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Upcoming Work:

We are currently scheduled, weather permitting, for workdays on:– Wednesday October 12th
​- Saturday October 15th

– Wednesday October 19th
– Saturday October 22nd
​- Wednesday October 26th
– Saturday October 29th

Help us finish the season strong! Please consider inviting your friends, church, Sunday School or small group, or introducing us to your youth leader.

You can see our current workdays (and sign up) here: Volunteer Opportunities. You are, of course, alway welcome to sign up via email (info@hoperestored.org, or via phone (719.749.6286). ​​

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Prayer Requests
Here are the ministry needs for which we are seeking prayer:

  1. Help to wisely discern how to invest our time, resources, and talents.
  2. Opportunities, courage, and success for the volunteers in sharing the gospel through all of the interactions that we have as we serve.
  3. Safety – Much of the work we are doing includes running power equipment including chain saws and chippers. Please pray that God will continue to protect all of us as we work and travel to and from the work sites.
  4. Sourcing – Please pray that God will help us to get into the right places and organizations. Also that He will continue to help us get the donations required for tooling and supplies to support the volunteers in the work.

 

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We have had an excellent year. We have experienced God’s grace and mercy. Please continue to pray for the ministry for travel mercies, provisions, protection, wisdom, and endurance. We have seen God answer prayer after prayer. We want to make sure that we never lose sight that all that has been done has been accomplished through the direct provision of God. God has been our source of strength, protection, and provision. As we move toward the end of this season we want to encourage you to continue to pray for the ministry.

We look forward to seeing you soon!If you have questions about this ministry please feel free to contact us. You can email us at: info@hoperestored.org or call us at: 719.749.6286.


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2016 End of Season Party

11:00am to 1:30pm

End of Season Party!!

We are having our end of season party Saturday, November 19th from 11:00 to 1:30.

We want to invite all volunteers, homeowners we have served, sponsors and donors, and anyone interested in the ministry.  We are providing lunch and asking you to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Please come for an excellent time of fellowship!

When:

November 19th

11:00 to 1:30

Location:

Rocky Mount Calvary

In the Junior High Room

4285 North Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Christmas Party Announcement 2014

 

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Hope Restored

Cordially Invites You to Our

 

ANNUAL

 

Christmas
PARTY

December 6

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Pot Luck – Please bring an appetizer or dessert.

Pizza and drinks provided.

 

Rocky Mountain Calvary

Upper Room

4285 N Academy Blvd 
Colorado Springs, CO

 

Please R.S.V.P. by November 23
info@hoperestored.org

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Work Day: August 8th

Work day announced for Thursday, August 8th

Project: Fire Mitigation

Date(s): Thursday August 8h  2013 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  The home is in Black Forest.  If you will be attending please let us know as we will send out the address to those who have sign up.

Project Description:  We will be clearing rain gutters, raking leaves, pine needles, and debris, and picking up small debris.  We will be loading the truck and making a trip to the slash to dump the debris.

What is Needed: We will be providing six to eight rakes, a wheelbarrow, and 3 to 6 shovels.  If you have a spare rake please bring it so we will have enough to share.

General Guidelines:  No drugs, alcohol, smoking, foul language, off color jokes, or other inappropriate communications.

Dress: Please wear suitable and modest work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Other:  Please bring hats, gloves, lunch, and sunscreen.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly plan.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Need more information?  Have a question?  Please call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.


Work Day: August 10th

Project: Fire Mitigation

Date(s): Saturday August 10th  2013        8:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  The home is in the Gleneagle area.  If you will be attending please let us know as we will send out the address to those who have sign up.

Project Description:  We will be raking leaves, pine needles, and debris, and picking up small debris.  We will also be removing some brush and scrub oak as well as trimming and cutting trees.

What is Needed: We will be providing six to eight rakes, a wheelbarrow, and 3 to 6 shovels.  If you have a spare rake please bring it so we will have enough to share.  We are working on getting a large bin for the debris.

General Guidelines:

Christian Conduct: No drugs, alcohol, smoking, foul language, off color jokes, or other inappropriate communications.

Dress: Please wear suitable and modest work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Other:  Please bring hats, gloves, lunch, and sunscreen.

 

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly plan. You can do this by calling, emailing, or signing up online here.

 

Need more information?  Have a question?  Please call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.


Rocky Mountain Calvary Accepts Donations for Hope Restored

Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, in Colorado Springs has agreed to take donations on behalf of Hope Restored, until our 501(c) tax status is confirmed. To donate to Hope Restored, please write checks to “Rocky Mountain Calvary” and write “Hope Restored” in the memo line. These checks can be given to Rocky Mountain Calvary or a Hope Restored team member.