Executive Director Reflections & Updates
We lost a dear friend.
Recently, Mike Hansen, one of the men who assisted the House of Hope in building our new trade skills workshop passed away from cancer.
I sat with Mike several times in a variety of settings. He was a mentor to men in the House of Hope, and I had the privilege of being his friend and confidant. He was passionate about passing along the grace and love of God and wanted to invest in showing men how to live their lives in a way that glorified God and empowered them to become successful in faith, family, career and more.
One of Mike's last wishes was to have funeral donations be directed as a donation to the House of Hope to invest in our trade skills facility and program.
We are deeply grateful that Mike invested in the House of Hope, working alongside us as a servant of Jesus. His faith, attitude, encouragement and practical contributions are cherished and will not be forgotten. Please keep Leanne and family in your prayers.
The House of Hope’s ministry model, to help men with substance abuse issues, is forming in Phillips, WI. It will be called "House of Hope for Men". They have formed a board, and are essentially using the same approach that that we are using in Sawyer County and surrounding areas. Please join us in praying for the people leading this effort and that the men in that community who need help will be receptive to the offer that God will give them to break free from the chains of addiction.
Michael Thompson, Exec. Director