Metro Hope Church: First Preview Gathering

by Luis Alvarez

Church Planters Jose & Mayra Humphreys had their first preview gathering on Sunday, September 23. The gathering took place in Harlem’s National Black Theater. There was a fantastic turn out of well wishers and those seeking a unique church experience.

They incorporated media and arts into the gathering. Leslie Rios, an artist from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, did spontaneous painting while Pastor Jose preached on Mark 2, the story of the paralytic.

Jose and Mayra are committed to a wholistic praxis of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Last week they were able to collect canned goods and gently used clothes to be given to the African Services Committee, an organization in Harlem that works with African refugees and immigrants.

Jose and Mayra have been long time friends and members of the Latino Leadership Circle. We can attest to their heart for the city and a heart to serve people in an authentic way. Metro Hope is positioned to be a catalyst for revolutionary change in the city as well as an model for urban community.

Let’s continue to pray and support them….

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  1. Bendiciones para Mayra and Jose as they move into God’s adventure for their lives. We celebrate their faith and courage to provide a createive and innovative model of doing church in the city. Manifold blessings upon you and your ministry.

  2. LLC,
    Gracias por sus oraciones. Estamos muy agradecidos por la contribucion del grupo hacia nuestro corazon, alma, mente y bien estar. Mas que eso, gracias por su amistad.
    Le quiero dar las gracias especialmente a Luis por apollarnos durante el primer viaje publico de Metro Hope.
    Te apreciamos mucho Luis.
    Jose y Mayra

  3. Siempre mi gente…
    Un Abrazo,

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