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Multicultural Outreach in Brampton

Alexandra Yeboah

Hope Christian Ministries held a crusade February 16-18 that posed the question, “What would you do if you knew your spiritual forecast and had dominion?”

Bishop George Bloomer brought a prophetic message to prepare people for 2011, which Pastor Tomlinson felt lifted people by its positive direction.

Hope Christian Ministries, founded in 2004 under the leadership of http://www.maranathanewspaper.com/cutenews/data/upimages/web2DSC08244.jpgPastor DeVon and Janice Tomlinson, and growing from 30 to 250, holds regular Sunday services at Royal Orchard Middle School in Brampton.

“We have a purpose as a church, which is to connect individuals to Christ through our praise and worship,” says Tomlinson.

Involved in various ministries since earning his Master of Theological Studies degree from Tyndale Seminary, Tomlinson sees Hope as adequately reflecting the multiculturalism of Brampton.

“A church should reflect the make-up of the city it’s in, and the kingdom of heaven,” says Tomlinson.

Bloomer, the keynote speaker, travelled from North Carolina for the three-day crusade. “I’m preaching messages that give them real hope,” said Bloomer, seeing potential for Hope and their ministry in the city of Brampton. “[Hope] has no idea what God is going to do for them in the local community.”

Tomlinson, too, sees something big happening for Hope. “We’re trying to do some great things in the city of Brampton.” For instance, Bloomer made an impact on Annemarie Trail, the usher for all three nights.

This was not the first time Trail had heard Bloomer speak, but Trail still felt touched by his message. “We have a powerful speaker,” says Trail.

Hope Christian Ministries, 77 Royal Orchard Drive, Brampton ON. Tel. 905-487-HOPE.

For upcoming events visit www.hopecministries.com/.

Photo: Pastor DeVon & Janice Tomlinson and Bishop George Bloomer (seated).

Posted 27 Apr 2011

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