Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is Hope – as in Hope Thomas.
Hope is the newest addition to the ministry staff at North Pointe – and we couldn’t be happier. She’s been a devoted volunteer in Anomaly Youth Ministry during her four years of study at Vanguard College. Most recently Hope was given responsibility for “Root 56” – our mid-week ministry for Grades 5 and 6 students.
Guiding Grade 5 and 6’s can be like herding cats. Not with Hope.
She says, “I love Root 56 because Grade 5 & 6 kids are the VERY best! There is nothing like hanging out, playing crazy games, and sharing God’s love with them! It is also amazing to watch a team mostly made of high school students serving these kids and becoming leaders that follow after Christ!
I am definitely privileged to have the opportunity to be a part in seeing the incredible transformation that God does in the lives of the kids at Root 56!”
Who Is Hope?
You’ll hear Hope’s laughter long before you see her smile. And how about that smile?
Hope or Hopiee as her besties know her, spent her formative years in Calgary – the oldest of three daughters, with one younger brother in a pastor’s home.
Although she’s a bit misguided – she’s still a devoted fan of the Calgary Flames – she’s got a good head on her shoulders.
She’s a knowledgeable sports fan who can hold her own with the best of them.
There’s nothing that holds Hope back – she’ll travel thirty six hours to Vancouver from Edmonton with a friend just to see the Pacific Ocean.
You’ll probably find her eating butter chicken and rice on a Friday night if she’s not at Anomaly Youth.
Hope has friends from coast to coast in Canada and around the world because she is the best kind of friend.
Place Of Hope
Hope puts Indian and hipster in the same sentence.
When the fires near Fort McMurray forced people from their houses in May 2016, Hope opened her home to a family as a place of refuge.
She’s eaten sushi in New York, lobster and cod in Newfoundland and got her driver’s license in Edmonton.
Her crew of Root 56 volunteers love working with her – not for her. And they are the best!
Hope will be working part-time in our Youth and Children’s Ministries departments.
Welcome to the staff, Hope, the pleasure is all ours!
APPLICATION: Do you have a son or daughter who attends Root 56 or Anomaly Youth? Please leave a comment for Hope below. Thank you.
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