Equipping. Counseling. Discerning. Strengthening. Encouraging.

Fun + Food + Fellowship

Hope For Life Dinner 2015 Chalkboard

Hope For Life’s third annual Dinner and Silent Auction was held this fall at Trinity Community Church in Clovis.

Hope For Life Dinner 2015

We loved getting to see so many old and new friends.

Hope For Life Dinner Sunflower Centerpiece

The tables were beautifully designed by the amazing Rhonda Christopher and brought to life by a host of wonderful helpers.

Hope For Life Biblical Counseling Brochure


Hope Is An Anchor Hand Lettered Scripture Art

Some of Emily’s Scripture art was on display and also auctioned off during the silent auction.

Red Sunflowers

Gorgeous red and gold sunflowers adorned the tables.

Hope Ink Scripture Art

Along with fun gifts for everyone who was a part of this special evening.

Hope For Life Dinner 2015

So blessed to see how the HFL Dinner + Auction has grown in the last few years.

Hope For Life Dinner Mobile BBQ Caterer

Chuck’s BBQ provided an incredibly delicious tri-tip and roasted chicken dinner for us again. And special homemade desserts were lovingly provided by our generous friend, Aletta Lake, for the third year in a row. Yum!

Family Chalkboard Hand Lettering


Hope For Life Dinner Trinity Community Church Clovis Pastor Andrei Sava

Trinity’s Missions Pastor, Andrei Sava, shared a bit about the distinctives of true biblical counseling and how it’s different from other types of counseling.

Chalk Art Bible Verse


Hope For Life Dinner Pastor Shea Sumlin The Well Community Church Fresno

Pastor Shea Sumlin of The Well Community Church, our keynote speaker, talked about the vital need for biblical counseling in the community, and how Hope For life is one of the very few ministries to fill that role within the Central Valley.

Hope For Life Biblical Counseling Mark Baker

Along with a powerful testimony, shared via video, Mark was able to walk through the steps in one couple’s journey from despair to hope, and, ultimately, to restoration.

Handmade Quilt Sarah Jane Fabrics

We had a great variety of donated items for the silent auction, including this perfectly lovely quilt, handmade by Leah Weskamp.

Hand Lettered Scripture Globe


Children are a Blessing Hand Lettered Arrow


Rainbow Bird Do Not Worry Scripture Art


Sunflower Hanging Basket


Hope For Life Dinner 2015

The fellowship with friends was sweet, and we loved getting to connect and reconnect with so many of you.

Hope For Life Dinner 2015


Hope For Life Dinner 2015


Hope For Life Dinner 2015

Of course, we can’t say enough about everyone who volunteered their time and talent in order to make this such a memorable evening. Sheri Noll and Suzanne Knutson kept everything running smoothly, and with such joy and grace!

Hope For Life Dinner 2015


Hope For Life Dinner 2015


Hope Ink Wildflower Scripture Art

Our theme verse for the night was 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him.

Vintage Bible

What a gift His Word is. Unchanging. Steadfast. Full of hope.

We are filled with gratitude that we get to be a part of a ministry that is committed to sharing that hope in real and practical ways every day.


* Special Thanks to Melissa Culver for her talented photography and to Victor Veiss for putting together all of the videography for the evening.

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  1. What a HUGE blessing to be able to be part of such an amazing ministry!! Thanks for the shout out! May God continue to heal the hurting and be glorified in our community!


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