Harvest of Hope
THE STORY OF LIFE CHURCH: Pastor Tony and Shasta Miller have spent their entire adult lives in ministry. Tony completed his ministerial training with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology in 1993. He and his wife began their ministry as church planters in Belarus. After three years, they returned to the US and served as Associate & Youth Pastors in Louisiana for ten years. Their family then grew to include two sons, Taylor and Tyler.
In 2004, they began to feel God was calling them to start a new work in Lithuania. On May 25, 2005, with God’s direction, the Miller family arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania and began building relationships to prepare for a permanent church plant. Through many creative and relational outreaches, Life Church launched in November of 2005.
They have since established weekly Sunday services, men’s, women’s, and youth ministries, United Voices gospel choir and concerts, homeless ministry, Bible studies, prayer meetings, home groups, baptisms, and more. This kind of outreach is unheard of in this rather secular country with people who are very skeptical towards the Church.
With only a few attendees for the first several years, Life Church has now grown its community to welcome 90+ members and continues to actively reach the Vilnius community. Since the start, many wonderful people have become a part of this body of believers. The Millers continue to trust God for continued growth as a church for sharing the Gospel throughout Lithuania. The best is yet to come!
Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, Life Church currently rents 1,300 square feet of usable space (less than the average small home in the US), where it holds more than 10 weekly meetings. Our goal is to help the church raise $750,000 to purchase and renovate a 6,000 square foot building.
Progress for new building
WAYS TO GIVE:
You can support Harvest of Hope through our online giving portals. When giving online, make sure to select the Harvest of Hope category before entering in the donation amount. To give through text messaging, type the amount of donation, a space, and the word “Harvest.”
Please write checks payable to HopeGate Inc. and include “Harvest of Hope” in the memo section.
October 3rd-November 13th
Tony and Shasta Miller will be in the United States.
November 11, 2018
Over 9% of our goal has been reached!
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