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Never Give Up Hope: Lorie’s Story

Lorie confided in me that a medical condition had driven her to living a life "of passionate urgency." She partied hard in the bar scene, suffered through abusive relationships with boyfriends, traveled solo to Australia and jumped out of planes. Lorie visited mosques, because she was part Arabic, to find something she couldn't quite put her finger on. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 1, 2022
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TIME TO PUT GOD TO THE TEST

North Pointe's ministry is fueled by the passion of the men, women, teens, boys and girls who volunteer. Thank God for them. Julie Whittal is the Chairperson of North Pointe's Missions Committee and she, along with Adena Lowry and Diane Shaw, head up the Walk Run Ride for Hope annual fundraiser. (The WRR involves a 2km, 5km and 10km walk, run or ride that is fantastic for your whole family and raises money for ongoing support of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Harare, Zimbabwe.) Julie's Inspiring Experience "I have volunteered with the Walk Run Ride for Hope the last 3 years, and my job has been to collect donations from companies and individuals for our event. I collect money that…
Bob Jones
May 18, 2016
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THE SECRET INGREDIENT THAT CHANGES THE WORLD

At one time I believed that money, education and certainly love, could change the world. Now don't get me wrong, love and money are certainly important, but without hope, even love and money aren't enough. Hope convinces you that tomorrow will be better than today. When you give a child hope, you can change the world. Orphans in Zimbabwe My wife, Jocelyn and I traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe in March, 2003 to see the “Village of Hope” - a fledgling response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. The Village was just a few months old - two buildings on a rural parcel of land. We met the first person being cared for at the Village of Hope. Her name was "Precious" -…
Bob Jones
February 16, 2014