Hope@Home – April 22, 2020

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Our ‘Ohana Groups & Missions Pastor, Kyle Knight, recorded this message for you Hope Chapel! Check it out.

UNITED PRAYER: Government Leaders

Let’s be praying for leaders in government here on Maui, on Oahu and around the world right now. Pray that they would be making wise decisions. That they would take the best actions to protect others and be able to lead their people and countries well in this time. Also, that if they do not know Christ yet, that they would turn to Him and accept Him as their Lord & Savior.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)


Hey everyone, JD Polzin here! Last week we posted a couple of card games that you could play at home with each other and this week I am back with more. Hope you enjoy this card game, it’s one of my favorites!

Mao (10+)

Each player is dealt 7 cards. Once the cards are dealt the dealer will place the remaining cards face down in the middle of the playing area as the draw pile and place the top card face up next to the draw pile.


Upon receiving their cards, players are not allowed to touch their cards until the dealer says, “The seven card game of Mao is now in session.” At this point game play will begin with the player to the left of the dealer and continue clockwise from there.

The Basics

On each player’s turn they may play one card of the same value or suit of the face up card in the middle of the play area. If the player is unable to do so, they must draw one card and knock on the table.

Special Rules

These are the rules that really give new players the hardest time.
– Talking is not allowed during gameplay
– Playing an 8 reverses the order of play.
– Playing an Ace skips the next player’s turn
– Jacks are wild cards. It can be played on any suit and the player calls out a new suit of their choosing. Play will continue as if the chosen suit is on top of the play pile.
– When playing a spade card, you must name the card just played. For example, Jack plays the ace of spades, so he must say “Ace of spades.”


If a seven is played, the player must say “Have a nice day,” and the next player must either draw a card or play another seven and say “Have a very nice day.”

If multiple sevens are played in a row, the player of each seven must add one “very” to the phrase “Have a very nice day,” and when a player is unable to play a seven, they must draw one card for each seven played before their turn. This concludes the player’s turn. 


Whenever a rule is broken, the player is penalized by being given one card from the draw pile. Any player can administer a penalty card, and upon giving the card, they must state what the penalized play has done to deserve the card. 

For example:
1. Jim talks during the game. You give Jim one card and say, “Talking.” 
2. Susie plays a seven, but forgets to say “Have a nice day.” You give her one card and say, “Failure to say ‘have a nice day.’”

Bad Calls

If a player penalizes you improperly, you may give that player the penalty card they just gave you and one additional penalty card and say, “bad call.”

Point of Order

Talking is not allowed in the game. This makes disputes on the rules not only difficult, but impossible during normal game play. 

If a break in the game is needed for any reason, any player can declare a point of order by saying “Point of Order.”

Point of order rules- Talking is allowed

– Players must refer to everyone, including themselves, in the third person.
– Saying “point of order” is not allowed during a point of order. A penalty card will be given and explained by saying, “Saying P of O during a P of O.”
– The point of order is ended when any player says, “Point taken.”

Ending the Game

The game is won when a player plays his or her last card and says, “Mao.” The winner of the game gets to make up one new rule for the next time the game is played. This rule cannot contradict an already existing rule. This rule is not told to the rest of the players. They must figure it out during gameplay.

STORY OF HOPE : Tim’s Story of Hope

Check out this encouraging story of hope from Lead Pastor Ben Prangnell!

“The past 3 weeks on Thursdays, once our food distribution is over at Hope Chapel, I have had the opportunity to bring groceries for 30-40 families to Tim Cruz, the pastor at Kahului Nazarene. From there he brings them to families he ministers to at Harbor Lights and Happy Valley. Every week he profusely thanks the Lord and Hope Chapel that we are able to bless these families.  

Some of the families don’t have transportation to get to food. He told me last week that several of the families waited 2-3 hours for groceries at a grocery giveaway, but by the time they got to the front of the line there was no food left. A few short hours later Tim showed up at their homes delivering food and they were rejoicing that God brought the food to them! This is a wonderful time to see the body of Christ united in the Holy Spirit meeting needs across our island.”

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