WELCOMING STRANGERS

Connecting Well With Others in Times of Separation

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

This video message from Dr. Craig Kraft was recorded for Northstar Church in Quesnel, BC,  July 2020. 

The message is based on Philippians 1 and provides a look at four ways to maintain hope in challenging times:

  • hospitality
  • optimistic attitude
  • powerful prayer
  • an eternal perspective.


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