Mission of Hope has been and continues to be blessed by many individuals, groups and organizations who join with our ministry to serve in many ways. On Saturday April 13th, Mission of Hope was blessed by the community outreach efforts of Inasmuch United Knoxville.  Mission of Hope Staff, Emmette Thompson and Shirley Plant, hosted 40 volunteers from 3 Knoxville area churches who committed their Saturday morning to serving at the Mission of Hope office and warehouse and taking on 3 different projects. The weather cleared and it was a beautiful day. Every Team truly served with a joyful spirit and the love of our Lord.

The Central Baptist Church Fountain City Team, captained by Becky Renfro, organized and packed Hygiene Bags filled with shampoo, soap bars, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Some of the hygiene bags will be shared with our ministry partners when our truckloads of goods are delivered to the mountains by our Mission of Hope volunteers.  Other bags will be distributed at Mission of Hope outreach events this Spring.  This Team also sorted non-perishable food donations and packed food boxes to be delivered to our ministries along with the hygiene bags.

The Faith Promise Church Team, captained by Debbie Williams, processed the racks, bins, boxes and barrels of a large donation of goods from a local Children\’s Consignment Sale.  They sorted, organized, packaged, boxed and labeled the clothing, shoes, toys, books and other items into a warehouse manager\’s dream to handle.  These boxes of children\’s items will join the food, hygiene and other goods that Mission of Hope will be privileged to deliver to our ministry partners as we all work to together to share The Hope and serve the needs of our less fortunate neighbors in Appalachia.

The Fuse Church Team, captained by Josh Nelson, took on the outdoors project of cleaning and sprucing up our landscaping and front office entry area.  They pulled weeds, trimmed, spread mulch and river gravel, blowed the parking lot, power washed and planted a rainbow of beautiful flowers in our boxes and landscaping.  What a wonderful breath of Spring is enjoyed now, and will be into the months ahead, as you enter the Mission of Hope office or drive by.

Our sincere thanks to each of these churches and volunteers for honoring Mission of Hope with their time, service and compassionate support.  A special thank you to our Mission of Hope Volunteers:  Janice Emge for representing Mission of Hope in the planning of this event and for her service with Operation Inasmuch; Harold & Linda Absher and Bill Plant for serving in the Mission of Hope office and warehouse the day of the event.

Inasmuch United Knoxville is a single day event when all kinds of churches from all around Knoxville set out to serve people in need in our area through a variety of projects.  This event has taken place yearly or twice a year since 2008.  It is a ministry of Operation Inasmuch.


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