Hope Center Lives Up to Its Name

575892_457511851001316_1963025490_nBY SHARI TURNER

This story isn’t about me but about a man who wholeheartedly believes in sharing the good news and good works with all in his community. His name is Pastor Mike Maleski, and he is the pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania.

Four years ago, God gave him a dream of reaching those in need of food, clothing, household essentials, medical supplies and much more. He along with a small group of people prayed for God to bless this dream and He did. In miraculous ways, God put it on another man’s heart to donate a building and equipment to give birth to the idea. Today the building houses what is known as the Hope Center of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. From this building, people who are in need of clothing can receive clothing for free from Doreen’s Closet. People in need of food can receive food for free from the food pantry, along with free medical supplies from the Good Neighbor Project and free household items from the household essentials department if they were part of a natural disaster. The Hope Center also houses a Pregnancy Care Center that offers free pregnancy counseling. The center also has a program called NUTS (Neighbors United To Serve) where volunteers go out into the community and do service projects along with the Handyman Ministry through which senior citizens, who are unable to make small home repairs, can get these projects done by the volunteers.

All of these ministries have been blessed beyond our imaginations and supported by the community who donates the items needed. Most importantly, everyone who walks though the doors of the Hope Center is given the message of the gospel, and free Bibles are handed out. This can only be done by the blessings of our one true God and the faithfulness of continued prayer that takes place on a regular basis in the evenings at the Hope Center.

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