Hope Compassion

The focus of the Compassion Ministry at Hope Markham is to hear and respond to Jesus’ words for us regarding our responsibility for the “least of these” in Matthew 25:31-46.

The church (body of Christ) is not a place, but a gathering of individuals changed by grace, who worship God in Spirit and truth. Therefore the local church is to be a community of believers who loves the least of these both in Word AND deed. To do one without the other empties love of its power.

So it is the passion and heartbeat of the Hope Compassion Ministry to love the least of these in Word through the sharing of the gospel, and in deed like the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-34).

We do this by coming alongside the following organizations and ministries in partnership to support the work they are doing with our prayer, serving and giving.

Compassion Ministry Partners

Hope Works

A ministry of Hope Markham that seeks to demonstrate godly love and practical support to people in our church who have physical needs such as painting and small repairs.

How to get involved:

Serve if you are skilled and experienced in doing hands-on, minor repair and maintenance work.

What to pray for:

• Safety for all those involved in Hope Works.
• Salvation for those who are served by Hope Works.

Who to contact:
Email to sign up

105 Gibson Centre

The 105 Gibson Centre serves those in need with the compassion and hope of Jesus through several avenues, such as their community food bank.

How to get involved:

Participate in the annual food drive at Hope Markham.

What to pray for:

• Provision of food and goods for 105 Gibson Centre
• Opportunities to share the gospel to those in the community accessing the services

Sandwich Run

On the last Sunday of every month a group of Christians provide and distribute food, clothing, hygiene packs and other items as a means to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Toronto’s homeless population.

How to get involved:

• Sandwich Preparation (helping prepare sandwiches for the run on the day of)
• Sandwich Run (coming downtown to join us on the run)
• Encouragement Cards (writing out personalized encouragement cards to give out)

What to pray for:

• Humility when ministering to different individuals, understanding that everything we do is out of the grace that has been given to us sinners
• More people to have the right heart and willingness to serve in this capacity
• The individuals we meet to find their hope in Jesus and community in the family of God

Who to contact:
Email for signup information.

Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre (MSCPC)

The Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre is dedicated to showing the love of Christ to the community through education and by providing support to all individuals involved in crisis pregnancy, post-abortion or single parenting.

How to get involved:

• Participate in the annual drive at Hope Markham to collect baby care items & supplies needed by the centre.
• Serve at their Moms & Tots Program for moms and children under three years old, which meets every other Wednesday.
• Serve in their Father’s mentorship program.

What to pray for:

• Families and individuals being ministered through MSCPC that they would find their strength and hope in Jesus
• Provision of MSCPC monthly needs
• Wisdom as to how to best counsel and walk with the families and individuals MSCPC comes across

Who to contact:
EmailCall (905-472-4357)

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. Operation Christmas Child seeks to evangelize and disciple via a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes packed by Canadians.

How to get involved:

• Participate each year in Hope Markham’s Operation Christmas Child campaign by taking and filling a shoebox.

What to pray for:

• An increase in the number of individuals, families, churches, and groups who participate in Operation Christmas Child
• Safety and protection for the thousands of volunteers who help collect, transport, and process each shoebox gift.
• Salvation of those who receive the shoeboxes and their families and their subsequent discipleship leading to churches growing and communities being transformed by the gospel.