2015 africa and india

Prabhu and Swarna Rambabu

Prabhu and Swarna Rambabu

Greetings friends and blessed Christmas!
Remembering that our Savior came the first time reminds us that HE will come again just as He has promised! Praise the Lord. HIS Kingdom Come! Until then He has called us, commissioned us to “Make Disciples” of all people, everywhere until His return. Amen!

In Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and India, HIMAfrica and HIMIndia has been busy doing just that! In Zambia over 2000 pastors are in bible training, DRC 300, and India over 2000! Praise the Lord!

Our task is to support this mission in the “uttermost” parts of the earth. Through your gifts 50 key leaders are being supported to organize and train these 4300 plus pastors in three countries. Bibles and training manuals as well as bicycles and motorcycles are being supplied when the funds are available.

Regional and District Leaders

Regional and District Zambia and DRC Leaders

Your gifts are used 100% for this purpose. Only 10% or less is used to administer your gifts (bank drafts, mailings, etc). They are not used to “pay” me. The Lord provides for our support separately.

This year has seen giving drop by over 25%! The recession has hit hard and people are fearful. Christian Foundations who use to provide funding for the manuals have completely disappeared and yet over $30,000 was needed for training manuals. God provided as we cut ministry in other areas.

Motorcycles multiply the leaders ministries 10 fold.

Motorcycles multiply the leaders ministries 10 fold.

The point is that God does provide and I want to encourage you to be a part of that provision. Your MONTHLY gift of $25 or $50 or $100 is HUGE and it provides for the sustaining mission of HIMAfrica and HIMIndia to train pastors, plant churches and make disciples.

I am working in Zambia, DRC and India. I need your partnership to continue this mission. The LORD will provide. Will you be a part?

GIVE securely online at http://www.HBMin.org/donate and under Associate Ministries go to HIMInda or Hope Builders Ministries Zambia. Please consider a SUSTAINING gift of $25 or more every month.

You can also give by check to: HOPE Builders Minstries, POBox 317, Greenwood, VA 22943         BE sure to designate ZAMBIA, DRC or INDIA OR you can just write JEFF”S MISSION and I will put it where it is most needed in one of the three countries.

 It is Christmas time. Your year end gift will be so appreciated.
GIVE a Gift that will be an investment in eternity.

Thank you and God bless you!

Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins 2015

Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins 2015

Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins
Jeff@HBMin.org

Testimony from Zambia

HBMZ Pastor

HBMZ Pastor

The following testimony from Pastor Tembo (not pictured) is typical of the hundreds of pastors that Hope Builders Ministries Zambia trains and disciples in the Word of God and Church Planting.

HIMAfrica is thankful to God for the privilege to be a strategic link in providing funding and strategy and oversight for this effective Gospel Mission in Zambia.

Each of our pastors in training must make three other disciples. This is part of the requirement to graduate from the three year program, as well as complete the three year bible program and plant one new church.

All of us have a vital part in this ministry. Please join us by supporting the training and equipping of these men of God. SHARE

Pastor Tembo’s testimony:
I am a disciple of Pastor Boniface Mulambya of Ngwerere. I started discipling my trainee pastors in June, 2013 and we are now in in the second manual (OTS 2).

Since I was enrolled for discipleship in the Ministry, and am also mentoring others, my understanding of God’s Word has tremendously been improved. Before this program, I was like the majority of pastors who are not trained, who abuse the Scriptures. I used to see things that were not there in the passages of Scripture, as a result I ended up in the prosperity gospel and misled a lot of God’s flock.

I thank God for His timely intervention. My preaching and teaching are no longer what they used to be. I no longer copy from television preachers. I now devote my time to studying, application of God’s Word and teaching others the same.

Testimony from Zambia

Pastor Matthew Daka and wife Judi with Jeff and Lou Ann

Pastor Matthew Daka and wife Judi with Jeff and Lou Ann

TESTIMONY from Matthew Daka, HBM Zambia Administrator

During the time I have been working with Hope Builders Ministries Zambia, I have seen many things which the Lord has done here in partnership with HBM USA and local Indigenous pastors. Much of what I am going to share is based on growth of this ministry.

1. Discipleship and Pastoral Training
Hope Builders Ministry has now reached all the 10 provinces of Zambia. Western and Eastern provinces were the last 2 provinces to be reached. In Western province, I have met Bishop James Nswana who is based in Mongu which is the capital of the province. James has started training 3 pastors in Mungu who will train others and plant new 3 churches. Initially, James was ready to start with more than 20 pastors in this province but I had to ask him to choose 3 for a start. In Eastern province, Pastor Joseph Phiri who is our Regional leader in the Northern Province has opened hubs in Petauke, Chipata and Lundazi. The training of pastors in this province is going on well.

Pastor Daka teaching the Word

Pastor Daka teaching the Word

As HBMZ Administrator, I want to testify that the demand for enrollment of pastors who want to be trained has multiplied. I have been receiving requests from all the districts in Zambia from our pastors who are being asked to start receiving new pastors for training. Some churches in the villages are asking their pastors to train with HBMZ as they are not willing to be led by untrained pastors.

All the pastors who started training in 2012 and 2013 now have 3 disciples each in training. Apart from training their 3 men, these pastors are teaching the members of their congregation what they are learning. In some villages, even headmen have been converted and many people are being saved daily because of what HBMZ through these men are doing. I thank God for the wonderful training materials which our pastors are receiving from Hope Builders Ministries USA.

Receiving Bibles to distribute in their Regions of ministry

Receiving Bibles to distribute in their Regions of ministry

2. Church Planting and Bible Distribution
As a result many called out men being trained, I have seen and bear testimony to the multiplication of many Bible believing churches in all our districts. In Muchinga province for instance, Pastor Fighton Chilufya, one of the district leaders, has reported to me that more than 100 churches have been started. Brother Fighton is based in Mpika which is one of the largest districts in Zambia. Many people who live in these remote areas are so poor and their way of life is different from those who live in towns. HBMZ is focused to planting many Bible believing churches in these rural areas.

Our greatest challenge is Bibles for pastors who are being trained. Hope Builders Ministries USA has been helping us to give Bibles to the pastors who are being trained. However, I as the National Administrator, I have noted that the demand for Bibles is so huge. DONATE

During the month of June this year, Brother Jeff (HBM Zambia Coordinator) and 2 other American Brothers will be visiting us. We shall have Bible teaching Conferences in 3 provinces, namely, Central, Copperbelt and Northwestern. We also plan to give Bibles to our pastors but this depends on your support. Finally, I am asking for your prayers as we travel on our Zambian roads which are bad more especially in the remote areas.

Thank you so much for everything you have been doing in supporting us.
Reporting,
Pastor Matthew Daka,
HBMZ Administrator

(YOUR prayers and gifts are appreciated. GIVE HERE or mail check to HBM, P.O. Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943 Designate HBMZambia)

Pastor Kallen on RT

Pastor Kallen on RT

3. Testimony From Kallen Musonda – Kitwe
Ever since I joined Hope Builders Ministries, my mind set has been changed and challenged for better. Before, I was limited to my local church and denomination only, but now I have been challenged through the training to think of all Zambia and even the world and look at the work of God on a much broader perspective, going beyond the 4 corners of the church and disciple people.

After the change in my perception of the work of God, the local church that God has given me the responsibility to pastor and oversee his people started growing spiritually and numerically. It is true Brothers, “you grow a pastor, and you grow a church.” The growth of a pastor is an increasing blessing to the local church and the Kingdom of God. Hope Builders Ministries will never make the local church go down; it will always make the work of God grow. Let us do our part, God is ready to do his part and the result will always be amazing.

Hope Builders Ministries Zambia is an indigenous ministry in Zambia with a mission to train pastors in the Word of God and provide biblical strategy to multiply disciples of Christ through the country and the world.

Hope Builders Ministries is partnered with HBMZ to provide resources (bible training, bibles, bicycles, motorcycles, business loans, Dignity Project support) to help them declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Zambia and neighboring countries.

Thank you for your SUPPORT and prayers!

Teen's Testimony from Zambia

Jesus loves the Little Children

Jesus loves the Little Children


TESTIMONY from Karsen Hope Davis:

Africa has taught me many things, from how to make nshima, to how blessed I am. This place is absolutely wild! The people show nothing but hospitality. I loved seeing those warm, spontaneous smiles everywhere I went. Not to mention the stares I got for being a “mzungu” (white foreigner).

Seeing the excitement on the children’s and adult’s faces to hear the Gospel made me even more excited to share it with them. To be able to teach these kids about Jesus and tell them that God loves them has been a huge blessing to me.

This trip has also made me appreciate my home. I know where my next meal comes from. I didn’t have to grow up so quickly. These kids don’t have those same privileges. It made me really think about how church in America are so blessed and in their comfort zones, while there are children and people here not only starving for food, but also for the Gospel.

Hope Builders Ministries is doing amazing work for the glory of God in Zambia. They are making disciples and spreading the Gospel in numerous ways. These men who are pastors here are so excited and filled with joy. You can see the Holy Spirit working in them. I pary that God continues to bless them, change people’s hearts and change my life.

I am leaving my heart in Africa and, if the Lord wills it, I hope to return here someday.

Karsen joined Hope Builders Ministries Zambia mission outreach in Livingstone and Mazabuka, Zambia from July 12 to 26. Along with Heather Reynolds and Lou Ann Hawkins (HIMAfrica) she ministered to children in two different compounds and a children’s home. We were blessed to have her with us.

Teen’s Testimony from Zambia

Jesus loves the Little Children

Jesus loves the Little Children


TESTIMONY from Karsen Hope Davis:

Africa has taught me many things, from how to make nshima, to how blessed I am. This place is absolutely wild! The people show nothing but hospitality. I loved seeing those warm, spontaneous smiles everywhere I went. Not to mention the stares I got for being a “mzungu” (white foreigner).

Seeing the excitement on the children’s and adult’s faces to hear the Gospel made me even more excited to share it with them. To be able to teach these kids about Jesus and tell them that God loves them has been a huge blessing to me.

This trip has also made me appreciate my home. I know where my next meal comes from. I didn’t have to grow up so quickly. These kids don’t have those same privileges. It made me really think about how church in America are so blessed and in their comfort zones, while there are children and people here not only starving for food, but also for the Gospel.

Hope Builders Ministries is doing amazing work for the glory of God in Zambia. They are making disciples and spreading the Gospel in numerous ways. These men who are pastors here are so excited and filled with joy. You can see the Holy Spirit working in them. I pary that God continues to bless them, change people’s hearts and change my life.

I am leaving my heart in Africa and, if the Lord wills it, I hope to return here someday.

Karsen joined Hope Builders Ministries Zambia mission outreach in Livingstone and Mazabuka, Zambia from July 12 to 26. Along with Heather Reynolds and Lou Ann Hawkins (HIMAfrica) she ministered to children in two different compounds and a children’s home. We were blessed to have her with us.