The church is not the end goal! The church is simply a platform to engage the nations with the gospel. We have developed strategic partners all over the to allow us to train Pastors, serve the needy, and share the message of Jesus. The following are the organizations & places we are currently working around the world.
Central and South America
Hope has developed partnerships with local pastors in various regions of Central and South America to support, encourage, and invest in the pastors, their families and the churches that they endeavor to plant. Many of the village pastors are simply the pastor because they were the first to come to Christ in their village. Hope seeks to help these pastors spread the gospel throughout their villages and surrounding areas.
Multi Ministries, South Africa, Harold Peasley
Our ministry partner, Multi Ministries, is based in South Africa. The country is primarily English speaking and is modern, accessible from the USA and surrounding countries in Africa. It is also a safe zone for pastors to come from countries where there is persecution to receive training and encouragement. Every year, Hope works with Multi Ministries to host the REAP (Revival, Evangelism and Prayer) Conference. Hope leaders spend four days with about 400 pastors from 17 African countries, preaching, teaching, leading worship and encouraging them in their ministry. Hope leads pastors and church leaders from other American churches on each trip, training them to duplicate the work with Multi Ministries in other countries. In the past eight years, Hope has been blessed to see REAP conferences expand into at least seven different cities/countries through this strategy. In addition, Hope and some of our American partners are in the beginning stages of developing a strategic plan with Multi Ministries to reach the country of Zimbabwe with the gospel and training of leaders.
PO Box 2032 Florida Hills 1716 South Africa
Mekong Evangelical Mission, Thailand
Hope works with Mekong Evangelical Mission (MEM) to invest in pastors and leaders who will in turn minister to people throughout Southeast Asia. This part of Thailand is a safe zone to reach into many parts Southeast Asia where Christianity is illegal. MEM was started by a Laotian refugee who received his seminary training in America before returning to share the Gospel with his people. Hope partners with this ministry to train pastors and leaders to reach the people of Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. Hope teams also provide essential resources like fresh water, supplies for the on-site children’s home, medical and dental care, as well as training in basic hygiene, nutrition, athletic coaching, and other life skills.
P.O. Box 186, Burns, TN 37029
Hope has an ongoing partnership with a local organization that trains African Pastors and missionaries. Zambia is the “heart of Southern Africa, sharing a border with eight other countries. In addition to severe poverty, HIV/AIDS is widespread. Zambia is a Christian nation and in the past decade has become a sending center for evangelical missionaries from Africa to Africa. Pastors from all over Africa, including places where Christianity is illegal can be freely trained in Zambia, giving Hope a platform to expand God’s kingdom throughout Africa.
Hope partners with Operation Mobilization to facilitate an annual Mission Conference for more than 700 missionaries from about 20 countries. The conference is an investment in these leaders, who are working with unreached people groups. They receive Bible teaching and training in business and administration. Hope also partners with OM’s teacher’s college to conduct an annual teachers conference that has expanded to include conferences in Lusaka (Zambia’s capital) as well as OM’s base in Kabwe. These conferences are an opportunity for American Teachers to invest in the lives of Zambian teachers. Hope also supports Grant and Lynn Shaefer of the Talia Community Bible College in Mbala. Grant and Lynn are actively involved in training local pastors and conduct agricultural and HIV/AIDS outreaches.
International Mission Board, SBC
IMB exists to lead Southern Baptists in international mission efforts through mobilization, sending career missionaries, and channeling financial support. More than 5,000 missionaries supported in countries all over the world.