At HOPE Missions, we strive to love others like Christ and we also strive to point each other to Christ and to experience His Power, Love, and Healing. Back in early August as HOPE Missions was first beginning, we began walking through the Gospel of John, verse by verse, every Tuesday and Thursday morning for an hour. We did our study sitting in a circle with 13 chairs. This was […]

For nearly a year, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ms. Honey show up and say, “Breakfast is Served!” Honey’s been helping at The LOT Project for years, truly a part of the culture there. When the pandemic hit us last year, she began showing up at the shower trailer we had in front of the Salvation Army. Momma used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the […]

What in the world do Jesus, jeans, and “Jordans” have in common? Well, these are all essentials that you can find at Honey’s Place if you are in need. HOPE Missions believes in being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. We work very hard to follow the example of Christ in loving and leading the lost. Every day at Honey’s Place you can hear praise and worship […]

When someone walks up to Honey’s Place, they will often first sign up for a shower and then turn and walk to my area: the coffee. The community that forms around coffee was a large part of Honey’s Place and HOPE Missions of the Upstate’s initial inspiration. There’s something about being served a cup of hot coffee (usually with an unbelievable amount of sugar, creamer, and sometimes hot chocolate added […]

PAUL!!! We met Paul several months ago. While the temporary showers were in front of Salvation Army when COVID forced Clean Start to close temporarily, Paul was the face that would meet me at the showers at 6:45 am to help set up the area and then most days was there to help me clean up! His struggle with alcoholism began many years ago and it had a stronghold on […]

This past Friday, a small group of volunteers that comprise Honey’s Place gathered to listen to a song and pray before opening the bay doors. The song, All Things Together (10,000 Fathers), includes a line that reminds me of the blindness we all suffer and God’s amazing gift to be healed from this Spiritual blindness. When I’m blinded, when I’m hopelessWill I have the eyes to see? All Things Together, […]

Thanks to a generous donation from Grace Episcopal, we’re now able to offer FREE local bus tickets to our friends! Deacon Mary Jeffers reached out to us recently and asked how they could help. At the time, we were planning to offer bus tickets but were looking for a church to sponsor the effort. God has a way of arranging appointments! Grace Episcopal already helps our friends at South Main […]

We want to say a huge thanks to those who continue to provide support for this ministry! It’s an incredible joy to serve our community by providing breakfast, snacks, drinks, etc., right on the street where many come by on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Since you asked (well, lots of people are asking), here’s a wishlist Julie Huber put together for Amazon. You may find these items locally if […]

16 Oct

One of our primary directives is to provide clothing to those in need. While there are several wonderful organizations that providing clothing, our guests seem to have a voracious appetite for one more pair of socks, clean underwear, or bra. In the last few months, we’ve received a lot of clothing — thanks to so many who have contributed! We’re in the process of converting the office into our clothing […]

We have the privilege of working with a great team of dedicated volunteers that prepare coffee, breakfast, and snacks every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But that’s just the beginning. On the “other” days, it’s normal to find we’re looking for ways to help those we meet with transportation, housing, or perhaps meeting someone for lunch. It’s just the way we’re wired! Beyond the core volunteers that make up the Board […]