Showing the love of christ in a practical way

Providing nourishment and hope to those in need

Our Mission

Hope in Action is the compassion arm of 517 Ministries and is dedicated to feeding those in need and sharing the hope that comes from Jesus Christ, both in our local community and around the world.  Our goal is to change people’s lives for the better, both now and into eternity. We are meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs by showing the love of Christ in a practical way.

Our Mission

Hope in Action is the compassion arm of 517 Ministries and is dedicated to feeding those in need and sharing the hope that comes from Jesus Christ, both in our local community and around the world.  Our goal is to change people’s lives for the better, both now and into eternity. We are meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs by showing the love of Christ in a practical way.

Local Outreach

Hope in Action provides meals and groceries to help those in need in Winchester, Frederick County, and surrounding areas.  Our 2022 goal is to help 1000 local families.

We host Festival of Hope gatherings which are large, fun, family events for local communities that offer support for those who are in need and present the HOPE that comes from Jesus Christ.

Global Impact

Hope in Action partners with Feed the Hungry to feed 200 children every day in the most at risk areas of the world.  Our global impact affects more than a child's nutrition. It also provides access to an education and allows the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be shared.
Photo courtesy of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry, Inc
Photo courtesy of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry, Inc
Photo courtesy of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry, Inc

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Our Leadership

Christopher Sakai, President

Christopher began in full-time ministry in the inner-city of Baltimore where he served for over 10 years. He conducted a number of open air outreaches dedicated to meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of people.

He is dedicated to reaching people who have never heard the gospel, taking care of the “widow and orphan”, and supporting the local church.

Angela Barnett, Development Director

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Christopher Sakai, President

Christopher began in full-time ministry in the inner-city of Baltimore where he served for over 10 years. He conducted a number of open air outreaches dedicated to meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of people.

He is dedicated to reaching people who have never heard the gospel, taking care of the “widow and orphan”, and supporting the local church.

Angela Barnett, Development Director

[email protected]

Our STory

Hope in Action was born from the belief that each of us must respond to the needs of those around us with love and hope. We provide food to the hungry, both locally and around the world, sharing the hope that comes from God through Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to be a consistent and active part of our local and global community through hands-on ministry. When we go into a neighborhood, we bring boxes of groceries to distribute to those in need and take time to share a hot meal with them and provide words of encouragement to fuel their hope for the future.

In addition to feeding our local community, we also provide 200 hot meals a day to hungry children around the world with the help of our partner organization.

Helping the whole person means more than just making sure their physical needs are met. That is why we also host Festival of Hope in local communities. We currently reach is Winchester City and Frederick County, VA. Festival of Hope is a fun, family-friendly, community event where people can enjoy a meal together, have a great time, receive material help, and hear the Gospel message. They leave with a sense of hope, knowing there is a God who loves them.

We also conduct smaller “sidewalk” events where we serve a free lunch, give away grocery boxes, and spend time talking and praying with the community.

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Upcoming Events

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Hope in Action – AbbaCare (Winchester)

AbbaCare 200 Weems Ln., Winchester, VA

Hope in Action will be in the AbbaCare parking lot on Saturday, August 20 at 12 noon. We’ll be grilling hot dogs and serving lunch to community members and giving away […]

New Life

Spirit and Word Fellowship 1275 Tasker Rd, Stephens City, VA

You are invited to New Life! We are not a church, but we support the local church.  We believe in honoring the Holy Spirit!  We believe God can free you […]

HOPE IN ACTION – SOLENBERGER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

Solenberger's True Value Hardware 832 Berryville Ave, Winchester, VA

Hope in Action will be in the Solenberger's True Value Hardware parking lot on Saturday, September 17 from 12 to 2pm. We'll be grilling hot dogs, serving lunch to community […]

Upcoming Events

Today

Hope in Action – AbbaCare (Winchester)

AbbaCare 200 Weems Ln., Winchester, VA

Hope in Action will be in the AbbaCare parking lot on Saturday, August 20 at 12 noon. We’ll be grilling hot dogs and serving lunch to community members and giving away […]

New Life

Spirit and Word Fellowship 1275 Tasker Rd, Stephens City, VA

You are invited to New Life! We are not a church, but we support the local church.  We believe in honoring the Holy Spirit!  We believe God can free you […]

HOPE IN ACTION – SOLENBERGER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

Solenberger's True Value Hardware 832 Berryville Ave, Winchester, VA

Hope in Action will be in the Solenberger's True Value Hardware parking lot on Saturday, September 17 from 12 to 2pm. We'll be grilling hot dogs, serving lunch to community […]

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You can also donate by check to the address below:

517 Ministries
P.O. Box 218
Stephens City, VA 22655
Memo: Hope in Action

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“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

– MATTHEW 25:40

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

– MATTHEW 25:40