Author Archives: Hank Rush

Each day God gives us an opportunity to make the right decision. Through life’s ups and downs we are called to stand on His word to renew our strength, but sometimes people find it difficult to be after God’s own heart, when their own heart needs restoration. A resident by the name of Joshua gave […]
Easter reminds me of the love God has for us. His sacrifice on the cross is a prime example of how much God truly cares and inspires me to share His unconditional love with others. Changing the lives of those we serve at Star of Hope, in need of guidance and a relationship with Him, […]

Weathering the Storm

Following the unexpected winter storm, I pray you are doing well. Like so many, last week was also a challenge at Star of Hope. Thanks to our amazing staff, we were able to remain open 24×7 throughout the week, and our residents were grateful to have a safe place to make it through the week. […]
Thanksgiving is next week! Although this year’s holiday season will be celebrated differently, there are still many reasons to be thankful. What is it that you are thankful for? One thing I am thankful for is that God has sustained the Star of Hope and its residents during these uncertain times. Many come to our […]
God is at work at Star of Hope! Many of our residents come to our doors in need of food and shelter, but they leave with so much more. We provide the homeless with educational, personal development and biblical classes that help them get on their feet, make positive life changes, and most importantly build […]
Life has its ups and downs. Even at our worst, God meets us exactly where we are, to bring us out of the darkness. Many of our residents have given up on life until they come to Star of Hope. We offer them hope and a future, greater career opportunities, and most importantly, a new […]
When someone is lost and in search of hope, it is important to go to God for guidance and understanding. Especially during these trying times. Hearing God’s voice is not easy when we are focused on our own desires, and this often leads us down the wrong path. Fortunately, God places people in our lives […]


We are gearing up for Back-to-School! Preparing for a new school year has been a different experience, but we are working to keep this school year as normal as possible for children at the Star of Hope. When homeless children enter the new school year with little to no school supplies and uniforms, they have […]
Hurting people come to the doors of Star of Hope in need of a hot meal and a safe place to stay. During these unprecedented times, we are working twice as hard to provide food and shelter to the least of these. As I think back on the residents we have been blessed to serve, […]

Summer of Hope!

At the Star of Hope, summer camp is an exciting opportunity for the children at our Women and Family Development Center to explore the outdoors and learn about Jesus Christ! Camp for these kids is such a blessing, for many it is their first outdoors experience. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to cancel this […]