by Eva Wilson
Renewed Hope Church in Omaha started meeting in a new location on Sunday, June 19 — the former Cornerstone Church facility at 9505 Harrison St. in La Vista, Neb.
Renewed Hope Church is the former LifeSpring Midtown campus and met at the Heartland Church Network building in Omaha. It launched as a church Jan. 3, 2021. Shane Lester has pastored the congregation since 2018.
This summer volunteer teams have been helping renovate Renewed Hope’s new facility. In late July two teams came from Western Kansas Baptist Association — First Baptist Church, Dighton, Kan., and Sublette Southern Baptist Church, Sublette, Kan., where Lester used to pastor.
Not only did the two teams work on the church facilities, they got to minister to a stranded motorist named Rose. Lester told the story on Facebook:
“Hey church, this is Rose. Her car broke down across from our church today. A bunch of the guys from the mission team helped me push it into the parking lot.
“While a few guys started troubleshooting her car, I took the opportunity to share the gospel with Rose (which was the first time she had heard about the good news of what God had done through Jesus to cover her sins).
“Through her tears she prayed, trusting Christ alone for salvation!
“Afterward some of the ladies fixed her lunch, while several men worked together to secure a new alternator and battery. Everyone worked together to get it all installed and ready to go for Rose!
“Keep your eyes open, folks! Divine appointments are all around us! Let’s walk in the fullness of the Spirit and be bold with the message of salvation!”
During the week of July 13, a team came from Potosi Southern Baptist Church, Potosi, Mo. Rick Posey, a former Omaha pastor, is the church’s pastor.
Other volunteers this summer included middle schoolers from LifeSpring Church, the former sponsoring congregation, who worked in the flowerbeds.
Please pray for Renewed Hope Church as it reaches out to this rapidly growing area on the south edge of Omaha. Ask God to multiply the story of Rose!