Steve WeldonBlog


Be who you are in bringing people closer to Jesus as you partner with others. This has been a thought which has been on my mind and heart a lot lately. It is a call to lift up Jesus and expand God’s Kingdom by being who He has uniquely created and gifted each one of us to be in using our life experiences, skills, talents, and relationships. 

Recently we announced an exciting new initiative and opportunity for Hopesters called the Community Mission Grant. A Community Mission Grant is seed and incentive money to be given to Hopesters who have a good idea about how they can personally oversee a mission project or work in their community. This grant is to encourage Hopesters to be who we are in Jesus and to creatively consider how we might serve Him in our communities. Such as, when the announcement was made and I said,

“If you have an idea as to how you can live out the Good News in your community, if you have an idea or calling as to how you can promote Jesus and His mission in your community, then maybe we can help you get started.  Such as:  Maybe you need a lawnmower to cut the lawns of the elderly for free in order to share Jesus?  Maybe you want to throw a block party for your street or cul-de-sac in order to invite them to a Jesus Study?.  Maybe you want to throw a pizza party after school to share Jesus?  Regardless of what you would like to do, please hear this; If it’s not ultimately about bringing people closer to Jesus… if, it’s not ultimately about, Jesus, then we will not be interested.”  If you have an idea please send me an email at behemoth@hopecc.net and request a  Community Mission Grant Application.

Be who you are in bringing people closer to Jesus as you partner with others. This past weekend, if you attended a service at Hope or watched on-line, you saw the brief video about my own initiative and plan, in being who I am, to lift up Jesus. It’s really a crazy and intimidating idea. But it combines much of who I am in an effort to make a Kingdom impact.  If you have not seen the video, please go to ride4refugees.com and check it out. Also order a T-shirt this weekend as all proceeds will go to support refugees.

Several weeks ago Nick shared this African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Regardless of how many miles I am able to ride, which I’m really unsure about, if this is just about me, just about one person, then it will not help many refugees at all. An undertaking like this will only be effective if it is a “many-working-together-thing.” Therefore, please pass on this website link ride4refugees.com to as many as you know and let’s see how many refugees we can help assist Heart for Lebanon in showing the love of Jesus. Consider these words of Jesus as part of a parable He told in Matthew 25:40b, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”      You can also find ongoing updates on the following: