You cannot warm the hearts of people with God’s love if they have an empty stomach and cold feet.-William Booth

To Our Dear Friends and Family:  I’d like to introduce Operation Love.  Operation Love is the missions arm of Hope 1 Ministries. Our goal to simply help as many hurting people as we possibly can by demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to the world through humanitarian acts and community engagement.  In Mathew 22:37-40 says, Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”  

The focus of Operation Love Christmas Outreach has been to provide support to people without homes, the elderly and single families by providing them with personal care items, food and clothing.  The volunteers go out on Christmas day and bring a little Christmas joy to them. It’s amazing to see the joy in their eyes when we place a gift, donated by our faithful partners, families and friends, into their hands!  The people we meet are always very grateful for the gift and the visit. We also have opportunities to give gift bags to those individuals in other parts of Florida as well as other States that have no home or family to share the Christmas season with. In many instances, we are thankful for the opportunities we get to pray with them and share the message of the love of Jesus Christ!  

With your generous donations in the last seventeen years, we were able to minister to over two thousand seven hundred men, women and children in the downtown Tampa Bay area on Christmas Day.  Each person is given a personal care gift pack, along with a New Testament Bible.  In addition to that, we are able to provide free clothes, shoes and food to people without homes.  And the outreach team are able to minister to many people in need of prayer and other community resources.  

 Even more, a generous donation from Brooks Debartlo Collegiate High School (SAC) allowed us to provide food and personal care items to over two hundred families in need, during the holiday season.  And several volunteers distributed beautiful gift bags to over three hundred forty seniors in a local assisted living facility.  Also, one hundred additional gift bags were distributed to more senior citizens within our community and abroad. 

  This Christmas, we intend to continue in our outreach, and are in need of the support of the community via donated goods, volunteer time, etc.  We are accepting donations until Sunday, December 12th.  The Donation list can include, but is not limited to: tube socks, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, non-perishable food items, blankets, word search puzzle books. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the gift bags on December 19th at 3:00 p.m.  We are counting on your support.  Please help make this event a success and a blessing to others by making a donation to Operation Love.   

Please contact Hope 1 Ministries @ hope14me@yahoo.com if you’d like to make a donation. 


 Monica Tucker 

“Life is for service.”
― Fred Rogers, 

Operation Love is the missions arm of Hope 1 Ministries. Our goal to simply help as many hurting people as we possibly can by demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to the world through humanitarian acts and community engagement.  
”Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep .”Luke 7:13Verse Concepts
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Mathew 25:36
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
― Fred Rogers
Colossians 3:12  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12