Wishing You A Merry Christmas In 2018!

Transform Lives this Christmas… Join with Hope Builders to bring joy around the world!

thumbnail-5Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas from Hope Builders. As you anticipate the joy ahead for those receiving your gifts of love this year, imagine having a part in spreading that joy around the world.

This is a great time of year to bless our overseas brothers and sisters with gifts that will bring smiles to their faces and empower them in their gospel work.

Through these opportunities, you can provide Bibles for spiritual growth, aid the suffering, provide life giving clean water, fund vocational opportunities, and help spread the gospel to unreached areas. This year let your world include the whole world.

Lance & Christie

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BIBLES: THE DESIRE OF HEARTS WORLDWIDE

Whether in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or the Caribbean, the hunger for the written Word of God remains a constant. Your gift can provide someone with their very first Bible. We have seen the joy on the faces of those receiving the Scriptures in their heart language for the first time. This is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the life of the receiver.

Suggested Gift: $10 per Bible.

 

PROVIDE LIFE SAVING SUPPLIES TO MIDDLE EASTERN REFUGEES

Ghattas and his team at Manara Ministries are reaching out to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. They have seen the joy on the faces of young and old alike as they distribute Refugee Winter Care Packages. The packages include heaters, blankets, clothes and food parcels. In addition Manara is hosting Christmas programs for over 1000 children. These much loved programs include story telling, hot meals, sweets, hygiene kits, and if funds are available, gifts for the children.

Suggested Gift:   $50

 

NEW CLOTHES AND SHOES BRING JOY AT CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a wonderful time to provide special gifts of shoes and clothing. Shoes are important as they are required as part of school uniforms.

Shown here are children at Sheba Sunayana’s children’s home receiving new clothes and left, forest children who receive free education through AGAPE in North India.

 

PROVISION OF GOATS LEADS TO INCOME GENERATION

Ministries in India and Haiti know the value of providing goats to families as a means of generating income.

With cow slaughter being banned in much of India, goats have risen in value. $7200 provides for a goat farm for Orissa Follow Up that will provide funds for evangelizing unreached people groups.

$200 will provide a family in Haiti with 3 goats.

 

PROVIDE FARMING TOOLS TO OUR PARTNERS IN UGANDA

Great progress is being made on growing the elementary and secondary school programs with our partners in Nyamabuga, Uganda. They have added to the farm land under cultivation so can now provide all the food needs for the children in their care. The tractor is broken and parts are needed to keep the planting and harvesting going without delay.

 

MOTORBIKES: A CRITICAL GOSPEL TOOL

Providing missionaries with a motorbike to travel to villages where there is no gospel witness opens new areas to the gospel. Pastor Lakshman, wrote this, “I minister in villages 20 miles apart. Four times a week, I traveled between villages on unpaved roads on my bicycle. It was very difficult for me. Now, with my motorbike, I am able to visit the believers in the two villages and I can take the gospel to other nearby villages. “ Here is a missionary to the newly reached Mankidia tribals, receiving his motorbike.

 

WELLS CHANGE LIVES AND OPEN VILLAGES TO THE GOSPEL

Today vibrant church communities are growing in villages where our ministry partners have provided a well.

As overseas leaders point out, missionaries have a hard time preaching about living water to someone who does not have clean water to drink.

The provision of a well opens up the perfect opportunity to preach Jesus as the water of life!

 

THOUSANDS TURNING TO CHRIST IN CUBA

Amazing things are happening in Communist Cuba. Through the efforts of local pastors and evangelists over 35,000 Cubans came to Christ in 2017. 3000 of these received Bibles but many more are needed. These workers serve with little support. Many of them need a decent pair of shoes and an extra set of clothing. Join us in helping provide them with Bibles for new believers as well as these basic items.

Suggested Gift: $25-$50

 

PROVIDING SEWING MACHINES IN NEPAL

Through tailoring training, women, including widows and those oppressed, earn income and respect while learning of a God who loves them. As one lady said, “After being abused and abandoned I came to God Loves Orphans and Widows to learn tailoring. Now I thank God and GLOW. They have shown me the way forward.” Sewing machines can be provided for these women for $150 each.

 

WHERE MOST NEEDED WORLDWIDE

Want to make a great impact but don’t have a specific need or place in mind? A gift to Where Most Needed Worldwide allows your gift to go to those areas of immediate and strategic opportunity our ministry partners regularly find themselves facing.

Your gift can help in many ways. Examples include: families in need, provision for schooling or vocational training, aid to those hit by disaster or persecution.

Suggested Gift: Any Amount

 

WHAT WE DO

HBI helps national leaders in the nations they serve. Their ministries plant churches, strengthen new believers, provide Bibles and training materials, do job training, run schools and children’s homes and care for widows and orphans. We have been blessed to do this work for 25 years. We hope for you a joy filled Christmas season and pray that the new year will bring great advance to the Kingdom of God through our partnership.       

                                            Lance & Christie Thollander

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