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News update May 2019
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HOPE FOR ALL – 2020 vision
Mission was on the Apostle Paul’s agenda when he said there is ‘one who plants… one who waters… but only God makes things grow… We are fellow workers in God’s service (1 Corinthians 3:6-9). Since 2008 HOPE Together and churches across the country – fellow workers - have been ‘sowing’ and ‘watering’ seeds of the gospel and we believe that God will produce a harvest. We are praying, preparing and trusting God for a harvest in 2020. Use the great opportunities that we have this summer to bring local people together, to sow seeds and to build community with fun days, fetes and festivals. Plan to ‘water’ those seeds this autumn and winter as you help people to discover more about Jesus. And pray with us that we will reap a harvest in 2020 as churches all over the country invite people to respond to the message of hope that Jesus gives.

Roy Crowne
Executive director
HOPE Together
Hope-for-all-magazine-coverNew undated HOPE magazine
We are thrilled to present our latest HOPE magazine – HOPE for ALL. This issue is undated so you can give it away at any events you are holding this summer and autumn and use it to start conversations about how to find the hope God gives to Jesus’ followers. The cover features actress and singer Naomi Scott, who stars alongside Will Smith and Mena Massoud in Disney’s new live-action blockbuster Aladdin. There’s a great mix of stories too with a common theme – each of the people we feature has found hope in Jesus. Topical as ever, we feature the latest TV series Earth from Space and the release of the Aretha Franklin film Amazing Grace. Copies will be available at the end of the month – pre-order at hopepublishing.org.uk
Prayer spaces in public places
Apr-19-HOPE-Spaces-Logo-White-HOPE Together and 24-7 Prayer are inviting local churches to unite to host a creative, public prayer space in 2020. Start thinking about what space you can use and plan to invite your community to experience God through talking and listening to him in prayer. Our friends at CPO have prepared posters, banners and invitations and we are developing an information pack and resources to give you everything you need to provide Hope Spaces in your community in 2020. To register your interest email: hopespaces@24-7prayer.com
May-19-RachelRachel to join HOPE Together team
We are delighted to announce that in July Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf is joining the HOPE Together team as Assistant Director. Rachel has worked closely with HOPE since she started her role as National Mission and Evangelism Adviser for the Church of England. Find out more here.
 
Stir up the evangelist’s gift 
Advance: The Evangelist Movement exists to promote and stir up the gift of the evangelist building towards a huge year of outreach throughout the UK in 2020. The Advance Summit 2019 is on 12 October 2019 at Bethel Convention Centre near Birmingham when we will be gathering more than 1,500 evangelists in preparation for 2020. Find out more and book here.
Young evangelists wanted
Amplify is the youth arm of Advance 2020. It exists to mentor young people in evangelism through a year-long programme. Watch the video below or visit the Advance 2020 website to find out more. Please share the news with the young people and youth leaders in your church.
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Can we help you plan for 2020?
We would love to serve you as you plan mission in words and action together in your area for 2020. Contact the HOPE office if you would like a speaker for an event or if we can support you in any way. 
May-19-National-Sports-SundaySports Sunday
National Sports Sunday 2019 takes place on Sunday 19 May. This is the second time that there has been a Sunday focused on mobilising the church to engage with the community of sport. This year, Sports Chaplaincy UK is offering some great resources from UK sports ministries. Find out more at nationalsportssunday.org.uk
Do let us know how we can pray for you.
With love from the HOPE team