Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Inidia Mission team update

Things are going good! The team is well, right now Dwight doesn't have internet access. They've had over 100 saved so far!! Leadership Conference went well and they are currently in day 2 of the Medical Ministry!
Please continue to pray for the team!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

THRIVE team update

Kevin called to say that they are in Kigali resting tonight. Tomorrow they are teaching Bible Skills Institute. Kevin and Nancy and Carole will be headed to the airport at 3:30 p.m. The young men will follow at 3:30 a.m.

Kevin says that to date 275 have signified that they are trusting Christ as Saviour. They baptized 28 in the river yesterday.

Please continue prayers as they teach one more day and head towards home.

Lynn Lewis

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Update on THRIVE team

The team is spectacular. They are working form daylight to dark.
155 decisions to follow Jesus
400+students in the sports camp.
Bus driver was saved last night
Revival services are going well. God is saving, healing, renewing
One more day of sports camp followed by baptism tomorrow
Thursday & Friday Leadership training.

Thank you,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Update on THRIVE team

Praise The Lord.
Kevin, Nancy, Carol have made it safely to Rwanda. All the sports equipment arrived, They have exchanged money, picked up 20 cases of water and are now on the way to Nyagatere(3 hrs drive)
Brett, Kyle & Micah are good & glad to see familiar faces.
They are all excited about the week ahead.
Continue to pray for the Rwandan People, BSI Students, Churches, Pastors, and Team.
Thank you,

Keep the team in your prayers, Charlotte

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Latest Video update on THRIVE Mission Team

Check out this video from the THRIVE mission team and please continue to pray for them.



Sunday, June 27, 2010

THRIVE Mission Update and Pictures

Hello! Dwight We had a wonder meeting on Gospel Shoes.
Micah shared his testimony Kyle present the Gospel
Some prayer the sinners prayed but they were ashamed to lift up their hands.
Praise the Lord. Thanks Heera Singh

THRIVE Mission Team Update

On 23rd June we had a door to door to evangelism. By the power of the Gospel 32 people accepted Jesus Christ . To God be the glory for great things he had done. Some pictures of Namchi on 24th June.Visiting families and also we shared the Gospel with the MONK teacher.The monk invite at their room and offer us juice .Some pics of visiting Blind School. Thanks Heera

Please continue to pray for the team! Charlotte

Friday, June 25, 2010

THRIVE Mission Team: BSI Meeting

Hello! Dwight Joy
BSI meeting on 22nd June
Brett and Kyle did a great job.

THRIVE Mission Team Update

Hello! Dwight
We are back to Siliguri!!
On 22nd we had a wonderful day!
Morning was raining :
We had a Bible Study with the young men and prayer time together.
After the LUNCH the rain was stop, so we went for door to door evangelism.
And we had a wonderful time together sharing the Gospel.
I interprets for Brett & Kyle and we experienced together how the Holy Spirit convinced the heart's of the people.
11 people accepted Jesus Christ . Praise the Lord

Thursday, June 24, 2010

THRIVE team update

The men are in Sikkim India(Namchi). Yesterday they went door to door for evangelism, Today they are ministering to 100 blind children and adults
Tomorrow they will be hosting Good-news Shoes. They will wash feet, present shoes, share gospel and feed them a meal.
They are working very hard.. God is using them and working in them...
Heera Singh is thrilled to have them with him ....
Keep praying, knowing you are making a difference

Continue praying for the team, Charlotte

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

THRIVE Mission Team Update and Pictures

Well! We had a blessed evening at the Gospel Meeting.
Young Men did a great job. Very good testimonies and a very good preaching.
The Bellamy Brother's sang a very sweet song,
It was a first Gospel Meeting held at this Location. We have been working since 2 yrs.
young men have created history.

About 50 people gathered at the meeting, and Praise the Lord 7 people has excepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord.
Continue to pray for us.
In Him,
K.Heera Singh

Please continue to pray for the team, Charlotte

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Video update from THRIVE Mission Team

Check out this video and please continue to pray for the team.

Thrive Update.m4v


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Update on THRIVE Mission Team

Debi spoke with Dwight last night and so far they have 52 people saved and helped over 800 people with the Eye Doc in a Box! Please keep praying for the team, love to you all!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update from the THRIVE team

We are back in Kaylan now(11pm Thursday). Things are going well. The guys are doing great and working hard.
God saved around 42 people so far. The eye camps are a blessing to the people. We treated 700+ and have another day tomorrow and evening service...
We depart Saturday for Delhi/Taj then to Calcutta.
Thank everyone for praying,

Please coninue to pray for them. Charlotte

Monday, June 14, 2010

THRIVE 2010 Mission Trip

Please be in prayer for Hopewell's Mission team, THRIVE 2010 as they are in India right now. Then they will be going to Nepal, then back to Mumbai, India, and finally onto Rwanda.

Here is a list of specific prayer needs:
  • Health of team members & families
  • Favor in airports & boarders, traveling mercies
  • Team unity
  • Salvations for Indians, Rwandans, & Sikkimese people
  • Pastors & Students to be encouraged & strengthen
  • Healing for the sick
  • Encouragement & Salvation for the poor
  • Revival for the Churches in India & Rwanda
  • Start of New Churches & Bible studies in Nepal
  • Pray for a Great Awakening in all of Africa

As I get updates I will post them, so please keep the team and their families in your prayers.

Monday, May 10, 2010


We made it home at about 1am Sunday morning. We were all so excited to be here. Joy Wenqian got excited when we pulled up and exclaimed, "Jia" (home). Then this morning, after I slept until 11am (thank you Clayton), Joy Wenqian went outside and took me to the front porch started pointing around and asked, "Ni de jia" (My home). It's so sweet to see her start putting pictures with reality. They are all playing nicely while we are resting and starting the putting away process. So far Joy Wenqian is a girly girl. She likes make up, doing her hair, pink, playing the piano, singing, and riding her bike. It is so fun watching them all play at home together.There are so many amazing things that we are putting together and processing now that we are home. There are many organizations that work with the orphanage Joy was in. One of the organizations is at www.anorphanswish.org. They are the ones that raised money for her surgery. One of the ladies that works with them was actually in her first surgery with her, praying for her. She even has a photo of her heart that she's sending us along with many other pictures and information about Joy Wenqian over the past 8 years. A group of bikers raised money and rode 1,000 miles to pay for one of her surgeries. Her foster family started caring for her after one of her surgeries. So she was with them since she was one years old. We are going to work on getting pictures together of her and us to send to her foster family and all those that have cared and loved her. The organization that she was sponsored in foster care through is at www.grace-hope.org. I really see the benefits of foster care when I compare our two adoptions. Joy Wenqian misses her China Nai Nai (foster grandmother) for sure and asks about her. We hope to get together with our friend from China to allow us all to better communicate tomorrow or Tuesday.We'll update in a week or so as to how Joy Wenqian is adjusting. Language is definitely an issue but we are muddling our way through and know that it is short term. We'll have her pediatrician, cardiologist, and dentist appointments in the next few weeks so please pray for us and the doctors as we make decisions and gain information. Thank you for praying for us during our trip to China. It was wonderful and we are glad to be home with our new daughter. To God be the Glory!!

*Please continue to pray for them all! Charlotte

Monday, May 3, 2010

Changing the World in a Day

Hopewell's Annual Golf Tournament
Monday May 24th
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
Tee Time: 10:00am

Team Registration: $125 per player
Hole Sponsor's Needed: $100 per hole

If you have any questions at all please contact Dwight Joy at dwight@hopewellonline.org


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Praises and Prayers from Clayton & Angie Dinn

I’m not even sure yet how to put into words what happened today. Honestly I thought about not even posting yet but I know everyone wants to know how our meeting with Menqian’s foster family went so I guess I’ll just do my best and write more about it after I have a few days to process it all.

We rode the train from Nanning to Guilin this morning and saw a lot of China’s country side. Very poor rural areas. I’ll post more about that another day I’m sure.

But at 3pm we were to meet her foster family and some caregivers from Guilin orphanage. As we pulled into the orphanage Menqian saw her grandmother… she ran out of the car and hugged her. We immediately followed and took lots of pictures (208 photos and videos today to be exact). Then we went into the office of the orphanage and spoke with the director for a little while. The whole time people were coming in and out giving greetings to Menqian and we’d take photos…. One day soon she can tell us their names. Then we went with the director and our translator to the courtyard area and officially met the foster mom, dad, and grandma. Her China mom, dad, and nai nai…. She is obviously closest to her foster grandma (nai nai). We exchanged thank you’s about a million times, told them that they have done a wonderful job with Menqian. Her nai nai told us not to spoil her…. We promised to love and care for her and that she’d turn into a wonderful young woman. We exchanged gifts…. We gave them a handmade bowl set, with our contact info in the bag. They gave all our girls red envelopes with money and it had a note in it for Menqian along with their contact info.

They asked if we could have dinner with them so we ended up taking them, the orphanage director, a person with foster care, the foster uncle, brother, and nephew to a very fun dinner. Really words just can’t express at this point the gratefulness…. Almost Cinderalla(ish) way this has all worked out. They seem to genuinely love Menqian and have actually cared for her since she was very young because her China mom and China dad both work in the orphanage. They told us stories and personality traits about her. The foster grandmother and dad were moved to tears at several points.

We don’t think Menqian “really” understands what is happening even though they have all done a seemingly good job at explaining it even in our presence so please continue to pray for her. We are not sure when the actual realization that this is more than a see you later will hit but we need wisdom when it does.

Please pray for Grace and Faith too… they are both exhausted, ready for some rest, less business, etc. We will get some down time in Guangzhou but that is still 3 days away so please pray for supernatural, God given strength for us ALL. We really want to be able to enjoy our days in Menqian’s hometown. We love you all and covet your prayers.
Please continue praying for them!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Praises from Angie Dinn

Having another great day! We signed the paperwork this morning to make Joy Angela Menqian officially ours and here are photos of some of the fun we had today!! Swimming, feeding huge fish, hamster balls, bumper cars, Pizza Hut, and WalMart!

We go to Guilin tomorrow so please pray for our meeting with her foster family and some care givers in the orphanage. Pray for Menqian’s and our Godly wisdom and understanding!

Continue praying for all of them!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Latest News from Clayton and Angie Dinn

Finally…. Here is what you all have been waiting for! We had a wonderful day. Menqian still doesn’t really realize she goes home with us. I guess it’s just hard to understand what a family is when you’ve really never had one and the only one you had was known to be temporary. We know we have a long road to go to show her what family is and means and for her to trust and attach to us as that forever family but we are concentrating on enjoying these moments of fun together as building blocks down the road to attachment.

Anyway… this is how the first meeting went down. Faith saw her pass the doorway of the room we were in. Then Clayton decided to go out and peek at her. About a minute later Menqian came bounding into the room. I don’t think her caregiver realized she had come in. No joke she came up to us and gave us a hug and showed us a book that she was holding about a cartoon character in China. Then, Clayton and I took turns playing with her and Grace and Faith while doing some paperwork. After the guide came up to the room with us we showed her her things we went to the park and had a blast. We went into the petting zoo and gardens area and then road some paddleboats. Super Fun!

Menqian’s favorite thing so far is her own digital camera like her sisters only a different color. She does everything they do! The picture of the three of them holding hands is one I have had in my mind for 10 months now. Praise the Lord it is finally a reality! Wow… what a day!!!
Please continue to pray for them all!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Prayers needed for Dinn Family

Everyone PLEASE read this email I just got from Angie and lift them all up in your prayers tonight and tomorrow. Love to you all, Charlotte

Today at around 3pm we meet Joy. Please pray for our initial time with her and for the evening. Also, Grace woke up with a fever last night. Thankfully our pediatrician had given us some antibiotics to bring just in case so pray for God’s healing on her little body and that no one else will get whatever she has. She is hating not feeling well.
Thank you so much.

Update from Clayton & Angie Dinn

We are enjoying being in Nanning. We slept until 11am so we ate lunch at a nearby restaurant. It was kind of like a buffet…. It had pictures and you carry around your card and the cooks right down your order. It was good for the girls to have choices. But they didn’t like the western fried rice so they ate French fries and Faith liked some noodles that were in my soup. The picture I attached of the girls at the restaurant probably doesn’t show the looks on their faces well enough but in the restaurant they had definite signs of culture shock!!

We went to a wonderful park this afternoon. The girls played on these hamster ball things that float in the water. Just don’t look mom… my stomach hurt the whole time they were riding but they thought it was awesome!

We seem to be the only Americans in the city… at least that we’ve seen. We went to the grocery store near the hotel and it had lots of options. The girls found some snacks that we had brought home with Joshua so they are eating those and some Orange soda and Sprite. I think they are going to survive on Ramen noodles.
Everyone please continue praying for Clayton, Angie, the girls, and Joy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

update from Angie Dinn

Almost to Nanning.... wow over 24 hours on planes, train, and automobiles is a long time! Everyone has done wonderful though and we are ready for SLEEP laying down. The girls are having to get used to being celebraties. Faith already had a group of people want to take their picture with her when she was checking in with Clayton for our last flight. We keep telling Grace "Just smile and wave" and "Cute and Cuddly" to quote the penguins in Madagascar!

All of us

Please continue to pray for all of them! They get to meet Joy in one day!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

BSI India

Here is the website for the BSI India for anyone who would like to see the latest news, pics, prayer requests, etc.



Prayers for The Dinn Family

Just a reminder to please keep Clayton and Angie Dinn in your prayers, their flight was at 6:30am so they are already on their way!

As soon as I get an update from them I will let everyone know.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cambodia Mission Trip

Per Matt the conference has been going great, they have been a great encouragement to the Pastors in Cambodia! They are making their way back to the states so let's keep Matt and Shane in our prayers for Safe Travels!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Changing the World in a Day; Annual Golf Tournament

2010 Golf Tournament
Monday, May 24th
Chicopee Woods Golf Course
Tee Time: 10am

Please contact Dwight Joy if you are interested in playing or being a Hole Sponsor at

Thank You for Helping Change the World!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chicken Dinner Plate Fundraiser this Sunday!

Please purchase a chicken dinner plate on Sunday the 25th after church. Tickets will be sold this Wednesday evening.

All proceeds benefit the boys who are going on the 6 week mission trip to Rwanda, India, and Nepal this Summer.

Thank you for your support of our young men!

Cambodia Update

Received word today that the 1st day of Conference was going well! Per Shane and Matt it is HOT over there!

Please continue praying for them:
**Pray for salvation of those attending Evangelism services
**Pray that the BSI students will be encouraged & strengthened during this time
**Pray for the Cambodian Pastors to be renewed & encouraged during this time

Thanks Everyone!

"LOVE LOUD" Weekend!

We will begin with 12 hours of prayer, April 30th, 7:00pm to May 1st, 7:00am. On May 1st, we will be going out into the community and show the love of Jesus, through different ministries! On Sunday May 2nd, Junior Hill will be with us at the morning service and we will have a time of celebration on Sunday evening!

I am looking forward to seeing what God has planned for us this weekend!

Prayer Request for The Dinn's

As most of you know Clayton, Angie, & the girls will be leaving this week for China to bring home Joy Men Qian! I have asked them what they would like us to pray for while they are gone, please see their prayer requests:

For now please pray for:

· Joy Men Qian’s preparation for us and us for her.
· We will be able to share the Good News with our guides/ translators. We are praying for God to soften their hearts and they would see their need for Jesus.
· Joshua and Isaac (God’s peace, safety, and just a fun time as they stay with our parents and friends)

Again, we can’t thank you enough for your prayers. Our family is truly blessed by being a part of such an amazing church!
Clayton and Angie

I will update as I receive information from them, thank you for all your prayers!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4 Salvations in Cambodia!!

Praise the Lord! Matt called Debi this morning, all is going great, they have had 4 salvations so far. Please continue praying for Everyone!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Latest from Cambodia Mission team

All is good, we had a flawless trip.
We are heading out to church now and we expect to preach 3 times today.
Matt is great and the room is good. HOT! Whewww Doggie!

Please continue to pray for them!

Update on Cambodia Mission Team

Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day!

I wanted to let you know Matt & Shane have made it to Cambodia!!

Please continue praying for them and I will update you as I get information.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Please pray for the Cambodia Team: April 16th-24th

Shane Satterfield & Matt Almand will be leaving out on the 16th headed to Cambodia, please pray for them!

**Pray for Protection over Health & Travel
**Pray for favor in all airports & boarders
**Pray all supplies will arrive on time
**Pray for team Unity
**Pray for salvation of those attending Evangelism services
**Pray that the BSI students will be encouraged & strengthened during this time
**Pray for the Cambodian Pastors to be renewed & encouraged during this time
**Praise the Lord for finances provided for this project.

"Friends pray believing and with confidence, knowing you made a difference." Mark 11:24, James 5:16


Sunday, April 11, 2010

India Mission Trip

Anyone interested in going to India September 10th-19th, please email Dwight a email letting him know of your interest.



Rwanda Mission Trip

Anyone interested in going to Rwanda, Africa July 16th-24th, please email Dwight a email letting him know of your interest.



Donate your Gently Used Eyeglasses

If you have any extra, gently used eyeglasses, please donate them in the container at the missions desk. These will be used in future medical mission trips! Thanks!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pictures from the team

Matt digging holes for the shelter the team built

Stanley attending to a patient's wound

Nurse Stanley Hill assisting in filling a syringe with medicine for a baby

Friday, March 12, 2010

Update from team

50+ saved in Haiti, the trip is going great! Today they are building a shelter and will be starting another day of Medical Camps tomorrow.

Please continue praying for them!
Journey from Fontamara to Fondbra:

Today I (Matt Cox) got to experience so many different cultures here in Haiti. It was so amazing that we could travel 2 hours north and be in the village of Fondbra where there is no electricity, only occasional running water, and houses built out of thatched roof sticks stacked on each other and tied together. The journey began early in the morning around 7:00 - we did devotional and got things ready to take to the orphanage.

Early on as we stood and waited for the bus to arrive a group of our team found a piano in the house and began to use the free time to lift up the Lord in song. How amazing it was to stand back and listen to people from different nations across the world sing out to God praising His name in song. One team member stated tonight during “Stretched and Blessed,” that the singing gave him an idea of what it must have been like in Biblical times when people talked in tongues. All were giving glory to God in their own tongue - what an awesome moment!

As the bus arrived we packed all our gear and headed to the mountains. Little did we know what was in store for us as we traveled the roads of Haiti. At -one point we were on somewhat smooth, paved roads; at other times-and this is a literal meaning-we were driving upstream through a RIVER! I have been upstream in boats, kayaks, and such, but never in an open air bus- wow! As we arrived at our destination the kids and village were happy to see us, knowing we had food and medical aid-I also would like to think they were happy that we brought the Word of God to share with them.
The medical team did an awesome job today- there were a lot of moments that might have caused us to shut down camp and head home. Yet under the direction of our great leaders Dr. K and B we pushed on and did what we could to heal the people of the village. Today’s patients -as I understand- all truly needed to see a doctor. This wasn’t “scratch and bruise” day- it was gash, trench foot, and broken legs day. It hurts to see the serious needs that these people have, yet it hurts much worse having to leave while knowing that some of these people aren’t going to be seen by the doctor. May God look down on them with mercy and be the great physician- healing the people of that village.

While visiting door-to-door and sharing the gospel during medical clinic, the evangelism team encountered some committed Christians. It was quite a joy in my heart to know that they praise and give glory to the same God that my family worships. On the other hand, one lady today had not heard the name of Christ and did not know what He had done for her on the cross. As I spoke to the crowd, my interpreter and I began to feel the mighty working of the Holy Spirit, and He also began working in the heart of this lady. She began desperately praying for Jesus Christ to come into her heart as her savior. After we talked with her for a while to ensure that she understood about salvation, she prayed to have Jesus come into her heart and forgive her for her sins, lead her and guide her. We also prayed that she would begin to share about Jesus with others who need to know about his saving grace. If this story doesn’t pump you up, I don’t know what will. One big group at the same time today also prayed to have Jesus as their personal Savior; as we finished praying we all began to shout “Glory be to God who came to save all of us.” It was amazing. WOW. Here are the names of the ones who got saved today - please pray for them.


Finally on the way home we stopped at Domino’s to eat pizza in downtown Port au Prince. Let me describe it this way. I saw a man sitting on his (what I think was his) house just looking down in sadness wondering what had gone wrong for this (the earthquake) to happen. At another place, I saw two ladies digging through the rubble rock by rock, piece by piece, trying their best to possibly uncover loved ones.

Destruction was everywhere you looked, but this is how I want to end today’s blog. As we passed through the town and saw all the destruction, people were out on the streets everywhere. They were selling items- whether it was remote controls, sun glasses, or bananas - people are starting over.

The best thing is that we saw people in churches singing songs and glorifying the Lord despite that all that has happened.

Posted by Matt Cox on helpinghandshaiti.blogspot.com


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Prayers Needed for the ones who rec'd Christ in Haiti

Info from helpinghandshaiti.blogspot.com

For those who are praying, we ask that you put the following names on your prayer list – these are some of the people who received Christ so far. They need discipleship so they will grow in their walk with the Lord, and become committed and passionate followers of Christ. Then they can go out and reach their own country with the gospel.
1. Jose
2. Jesus
3. Dioline
4. Frantz
5. Jema
6. Stephranie
7. Antione
8. Rienne
9. Aline
10. Wislande
11. Derolus Marie
12. Lenene
13. Stephaine
14. Casandra
15. Josiane
16. Claudette
17. Alfonse
18. Steven
19. Josue
20. Waldine
21. Fabienne
22. Wilens
23. Mousssiac
24. Ester
25. Beatha
26. Ronald
27. Angel
28. Beatrice
29. Vivienne
30. Juleline


We’ll be doing a community-wide medical clinic and also checking on the children.God bless all of you for your hearts to help the people here – for reaching out in the name of Christ to show His love to a devastated country that needs to hear that there is hope.

Richard and Brenda and the Helping Hands team.

As always please continue praying for them all!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Couple of Pictures from the Mission Team

Medical Clinic in the Tent City.

Matt evanglizing during the medical clinic.

Please continue praying for the team.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Praises from the Team!

Stanley called Dwight earlier this evening, they had a Great day! They had a medical camp setup for today and 6 people were Saved! Praise the Lord!

Please continue praying for the team!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Update from Haiti team

Our team made it to Haiti. Had kind of a rough time at the Port-au-Prince airport. One guy's camera got stolen out of his belt holster but God took care of them. It's always rough at the airport on the outside(street side). They got settled in and Todd said "A picture is worth a thousand words but reality will leave yo...u speechless." He's exactly right. I told them you couldn't even imagine Haiti unless you go there.

Please continue to pray for them.

Haiti Mission Trip


As most of you know we have a Mission group in Haiti this week, please keep them in your prayers! Prayers Needed:

Pray for Protection over Health & Travel
Pray for favor in all airports
Pray for team Unity
Pray that everyone we reach would be encouraged and strengthened during this time.
Pray for salvation of those attending the medical clinic
Praise the Lord for finances provided for this mission trip.
Pray for Spiritual Warfare

I will update you on any updates I get from them. Love to you all!