The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)
We believe that we at Southside have been commissioned to continue the work that Jesus started. We are to tell the good news of deliverance to the spiritually poor. To show the brokenhearted that God loves them and has healing for their emotional pain and emptiness. He wants us to show those that are imprisoned by sin and addictions that they can have a life of forgiveness, power, and freedom. We are to go the abused and downtrodden. We are to show the truth and light to those who have been blinded by Satan and believed lies and live in darkness. HOPE ministry is a ministry that helps people to find the abundant life in Christ.
Our ministry is named HOPE, which is an acronym for Heavenly Options for Pain and Emptiness. We can live a life of hope because heaven holds the answer for our pain and emptiness. When pain and emptiness become more than we can bear, we have a tendency to seek to fill that emptiness or to remove the pain in ways that have destructive consequences in our lives. The only way for us to find peace in our lives is by surrendering our will and allowing Jesus Christ to become Lord. The only one who can restore sanity and make you new is the One who created you. He is heaven's answer to finding hope and peace. Please click on Finding HOPE for more information on how the HOPE ministry may serve you.