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Renewing Ties at Our Annual Alumni Gathering

One of the highlights of The God of Hope Ministries is the annual Fall Alumni Picnic.  This year we joined together on Saturday, September 10, at McKinney Falls State Park, just a few miles outside of Austin, in the group recreation hall and surrounding area. Besides the beautiful nature trails and swimming that the park…

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Compassion in the Heart of a Christian

The story is told that legendary football coach Vince Lombardi would open every training camp by holding a football in his hand and saying “Men this is a football.”  Lombardi believed that if you were going to win, you should focus on the fundamentals. For the believer, compassion is fundamental to the Christian life. The…

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Musings of a Newbie Prison Volunteer

Wondering about what you might contribute as a God of Hope Volunteer in a local prison?  Hear some thoughts from Patrick Castile, who started volunteering a few months ago in our Travis State Jail Faith Based Dorm: When my friend from Bible class mentioned that he has been volunteering in the Travis State Prison one day a…

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Joe’s Story of Forgiveness

Often the success of our faith based dorms is measured in statistics such as numbers graduated and recidivism rates lowered.  But an even better measure is the transforming power of Jesus Christ in individual lives.  Such is the story of Joe __________, who came to our dorm in January 2012, a couple of months after…

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