Hope For The Home | Strengthening the home through proclaiming hope to all nations in Alaska and beyond

Who We Are

Since 2000, the James Martin Family has been engaged in ministry across the North American continent.

What We Do

We focus on strengthening Christian families and discipling Native Americans in Alaska and beyond.

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3 Ways to Rejoice in the Mundane

Deut. 12:18 … Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.   When I read this scripture, God dealt with my heart about the way in which I perform my daily tasks. Do I perform my responsibilities out of drudgery or joyful...

Martins and Ministry Update – 10/25/16

The Snow has come!! On Thursday evening, about 4 1/2 inches of snow fell in Anchorage, Alaska. The family has been enjoying the beauty and the delicious snow ice-cream! (On a side note: If you’ve never had snow icecream, you are missing a lot! ) Julie and Jalisa made...

October 16, 2016 – Alaskan Update

About 70 people were in attendance at Hope Church this Sunday. One of the reasons for the increase in attendance was the fact that Bro. Martin felt led to change the service time to 11am instead of 10am. The people are very thankful for this change because they are...

The Word of God

Abraham is familiar figure to most of us. God called Abraham beyond his comfort zone. I don’t know that he had ever heard of someone else going to Canaan. The bible doesn’t tell us. Neither do we know if God spoke to his dad, Terah. But we do know Abraham after his...

10/09/16 – Alaskan Update

Bro Martin, Julie, Jordan and Joy had a very busy Sunday. Jalisa has been in Delta Junction helping Sis Vicki Myrick with her newborn twins while Bro Jared is away for a little over a week. Jalisa will be returning to the family this evening via airplane. Please pray...

Love Defeats Fear

As I write this post, I realize there is no way for me to exhaust this subject in one post. But I do want to share some aspects of this topic that has been on my heart.   Derek and I were talking to a couple teenagers last night after church. They were sharing...

October 2, 2016 – Anchorage Update

I’ll start out with a couple corrections to last week’s posts: The lady that shared with the family of them feeling like her own family was actually the lady with the arthritis instead of the lady whose aunt had just died. The quote I had made mention of...

Conflict or Combat?

I listened to a podcast recently in which the speaker, Dr. Gary Smalley, made a statement that grabbed my attention. “Conflict is not the problem; combat is.”  How you deal with the situations of life will be the testing of genuine character. Conflict, if dealt with...

Alaskan Update – 9/25/16

We are coming today with a more lengthy update. Thank you for taking these needs upon your heart.   Julie sent me a picture yesterday of a lady that I had shared about in our last Newsletter of how God’s love had transformed her life. Before I had left in March,...

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