New Hope started collecting Christmas Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in 2010. That fist year we collected about 10 boxes. In 2011 members put together approximately 40 boxes. We hope this ministry will continue to grow.
Being honest with ourselves, this is one area where New Hope MUST prayerfully move. New Hope has never personally sent any members on an international mission trip. They have helped to fund mission work that others have been involved with, and they do of course make regular contribution to the cooperative programs, but that does not excuse us from personally answering God call to "Go"! Pastor Heath has set a goal for New Hope to take their first international mission trip in the summer of 2014.
New Hope also makes a yearly contribution to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.