Larae Hoff2021-07-16T13:21:02-05:00

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Larae Hoff

LARAE HOFF

SERVING WITH TEAM GHANA

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Birthday 6/30

I was born and raised in a Christian home. At age seven during Vacation Bible School, I asked Christ into my heart. When I turned thirteen, something happened to me which I blamed God for and started a path of rebellion. A few days later, I heard a message on a radio program saying that if you are not a Christian then you will go to Hell. That night I prayed “fire insurance prayers,” asking Christ to forgive me. However, I didn’t change physically or spiritually. I prayed those “fire insurance prayers” every night until my junior year of high school. At age sixteen, during a winter youth event, my pastor’s wife helped me get assurance of my salvation. I did a 180-degree turn and have never doubted since.

When I finished high school, I planned to work in the medical field. But when my pastor’s wife asked me to teach the 2-3 year old Sunday School class, it showed us both that I had a gift working with children. Through the years, I have been able to help with teaching Bible Clubs, counseling at Christian Camps, and working in various Church ministries.

When missionaries came to my church, I always enjoyed hearing their stories. Going on my first overseas mission trip in college made missions real to me, and it opened my heart with a desire to serve God full time overseas. Through the years God has opened and closed doors, allowing me many learning experiences in my Christian life. But the verses in Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 16:9 have taught me that God’s plan and timing are perfect!

God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve with FBMI (Fundamental Baptist Missions International) in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa and to help their team. My goal is to work with the village Churches and to help them start a children’s ministry. I am excited to see what God will do in and through me as I move forward to serve Him!

I would appreciate the opportunity to share with your congregation my goals, both short range and long range. I obviously am in need of financial support but even more than that I need to develop a prayer team that will support me on a regular basis. “Without Him, I can do nothing.” I need your prayers. Thank you for your time and consideration of my ministry.

Hermon Baptist Church
hermonbaptistchurch.org
2496 Route# 2
Hermon, ME  04401
(207) 848-5749
Pastor Scott Taylor

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Phone Number (207) 478-7794
Mailing Address 308 Chapman Road
Newburgh, ME 04444
FBMI Email larae.hoff@fbmi.org
Alternate Email hoff88star@yahoo.com

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Larae Hoff Prayer Letter: A Great Start to Deputation!

Larae Hoff Prayer Letter: A Great Start to Deputation!I have had a great start to deputation. God has opened many doors for me, and I am so very thankful! On July 18, I was in Charlevoix, Michigan, sharing my vision with the congregation. I attended a camp meeting service and taught children’s church and “kiddie camp.” The next week, I visited three churches near the Detroit, Michigan, area so my niece and nephew could see which church they liked. (I didn’t speak or share at these churches; I just took them to see if we could find a church for them to attend regularly.) Leanna and Bradley, my niece and nephew, don’t attend a church on a regular basis. I was able to spend some time with Leanna and Bradley individually, which was a blessing. When I took my niece out to a restaurant, she encouraged my heart. I usually leave a tract on the table for the waitress, so I asked Leanna to choose the tract. She was excited and handed the waitress her “million-dollar bill.” I had a first for me; that same waitress wanted to join in and hear our prayer when I asked for her prayer request before the meal.

When I was preparing to leave Northern Michigan, my vehicle had a battery problem. However, I discovered that the prices in the Detroit area were way too expensive for me. After prayer and advice, I decided to have the problem fixed in Minnesota. There God answered my prayer and “killed two birds with one stone.” The battery was new and covered with a great warranty; plus, by that time, I needed an oil change. I got it all done for a reasonable price. Praise the Lord for His wisdom and safety.

August was a month for me to travel and see a lot of country in three “new states.” On August 1, I was in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Once again, I shared with the congregation and taught Junior Church. On August 4, I shared my testimony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The second week of August, I had the privilege to share my vision with the members, teach the children’s Sunday school, and help with the children’s activity in two of my team members’ home churches in the Rochester, Minnesota, area. On August 15, I had the privilege to be in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where I got to lead the singing on the church bus, teach the fourth grade Sunday school class and Junior Church, and share with the members. On Tuesday, I was blessed with the opportunity to interact with the school-agers at the daycare and teach them about missions! On August 18, I shared my presentation in Robbins, Iowa. I was blessed to be in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on the 22nd, where I got to sit and hear a preacher from Hyles-Anderson College. I finished August in Wautoma, Wisconsin, on the 29th, with the opportunity to share with their members and their children’s church.

What a blessing these first two months of deputation have been and what a blessing it was to see these faithful pastors, especially with all that is going on in our nation. It’s wonderful to see and meet many faithful church members.

While at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Minnesota and a local gift shop in Wisconsin, God allowed me to witness to three people using the EE (Evangelism Explosion) question about entering Heaven and sharing “the key and chair” illustrations. Claire, Lauren, and Joe all told me that they have a Lutheran background. Please pray for them to read the Word of God and to continue wanting to know more.

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial gifts.

Praise

  • The “mini” car problem was fixed and for cheaper than I thought it would be.

Prayer Requests

  • More meetings to happen
  • Continued safety while traveling
  • Salvation of Joe, Claire, and Lauren

In Christ,

Larae Hoff

September 9th, 2021|Tags: , |

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