Firm Foundations

“The greater the difficulty to be overcome, the more will it be seen to the glory of God how much can be done by prayer and faith.” George Müller

Bristol is a city whose history rarely sinks far below the surface. Sometimes this history is painful, like the remnants of the slave-trade and landmarks of political unrest. But equally, Bristol has a rich history of great people of God such as John Wesley.  Whether good or bad, we are continually reminded of that which has gone before us.

At Hope Bristol 2018, we are thankful for the legacy of a great Bristolian, George Müller (well, adopted Bristolian anyway!) Through prayer and faithful obedience, George housed 10,000 orphans across Bristol. Now, 150 years on, The George Müller Charitable Trust continues to support the poorest and most vulnerable people across the world with the same dependence upon faithful prayer.

We long to share in Müllers’ long history of prayer as we plan for next summer. George himself said, ‘If you walk with Him, and look to Him, and expect from Him, he will never fail you.’ So, as part of our partnership with Müllers we are hoping that all involved in Hope Bristol 2018 can walk with God, look to God, expect God to move through the mission, and trust that he will never fail us.

We are also thankful that we can partner with Müllers’ in their care for the last, the least and the lost. Hope Bristol 2018 has always been more than just a five-day event. We want to see this as another chapter in the story of Christians stepping up to tackle injustice and poverty across Bristol, just as George Müller did 150 years ago.

So, as we look forward to next April, let us also look back with thankfulness for George Müller and his obedient trust, the George Müller Charitable Trust and their care for those in need, and the power of prayer to transform lives.

Click here for more information about The George Müller Charitable Trust

The Bigger Picture

We love being part of the life of Bristol, however we know that there is a bigger picture beyond just serving our city. As Hope Bristol 2018 we want to play our part in the Kingdom of God.

We believe that as the church steps out, we will see breakthrough right across the UK.

With this in mind, we've partnered with the national organisation HOPE Together to ensure that our mission in Bristol, although distinct to our local communities, is also part of something much wider. HOPE 2018's dream is to see the church growing and to see Jesus’ love shown to every community across the country. Why would we not want to be a part of that.

So, here's to HOPE Together and the dream of seeing local communities reached with the good news of Jesus in 2018. 

To find out more, click here.

Launch Sunday

Launch Sunday is your chance to get your wider church family on board with Hope Bristol 2018. With holidays being booked and Easter creeping closer, we’d hate for people to miss out. So, why not make Sunday 5th November (or any other Sunday in November) your Hope Bristol Launch Sunday.
 
We’ll send you a 90 second video, info to put in your church bulletin, a PowerPoint slide and any other information you might need. We’ll also send you some A6 flyers and lots of registration forms for volunteers. Then it’s up to you; you could put it in your notices, you could share about ‘hope’ more widely, or you could even dedicate a whole service to it – the choice is yours.

Get hold of any resources you may need at www.hopebristol.org/resources

Local Prayer Events

We believe prayer has to be central to all of our work in Bristol. That is why we are hosting local prayer events in different parts of the city. These morning meetings are a chance to gather with those in you local area and pray for what God is doing in your neighbourhood. 

Our first prayer second prayer event is for those in north Bristol. We'll meet at 8pm on Tuesday 7th November at Ebenezer Church for an evening of prayer.

Where? 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BA
When? 8pm, Tuesday 7th November