INDIA HUBS

India KANDHAMAand Munigada hubs

Odisha District of Hub Pastors in India

HIMIndia is a new work associated with Hope Builders Ministries. In February 2013 I met Bishop (read Pastor) Stephen Prasad face to face for the first time. We had been communicating for 5 years via Skype, email and phone. During that time I introduced him to the HUB model of church planting and disciple making. He was training upwards of 500 Pastors through seminars and month long school sessions. The HUB model taught him to find other faithful men who could train others also (2 Timothy 2:2). Today he has organized 10 Districts with numerous HUBS led by other trained men. Through HIMIndia he provides them with systematic biblical studies to help train them in pastoral theology. Supporters of HIMIndia provide the money that produces and distributes this training material as well as Bibles for these pastors and pastors in training.

YOU can partner with these men by supporting HIMIndia. Many of these men know persecution first hand but all are willing to sacrifice their all for the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that their countrymen might be saved from God’s Wrath and live by the power of God today and forever.

JOIN US ONLINE or Send your financial support to: Hope Builders Ministries/HIMIndia, P.O.Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943

All contributions in any amount are welcome. At present HIMIndia is operating on $500 per month. The monthly goal for this year is $2000 per month. Will you invest in training pastors in India, planting churches and the salvation of many souls?

Jesus said, “I came that they might have LIFE and that abundantly.”

Pray with us. Partner with us.

Thank you,

Jeff Hawkins/HIMIndia

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Adventures in Zambia

The following is the report from the HBMZ administrator Matthew Daka concerning their 800 mile round trip to Mansa to deliver training material and encourage the  Hub pastors.
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We started our journey to Mansa at 7 o’clock am on Good Friday the 29th March 2013. I was accompanied by Brother Sinoya Sakala and my brother Stephen who was our driver. We put a full tank of fuel at the filling station and topped up the brake fluid. The cost of the fuel was K 465 ($93). Passing through Kapri Mposhi we followed great north road toward Serenje.  Mansa trip adventure 004We rested there and had our lunch. We also checked the vehicle and all seemed okay. About half way along Tuta road (Serenje to Mansa) we had our first tire burst in front on the right side of the vehicle. Sakala and I were frightened by the noise of the tire burst as the vehicle was now dragging on the right side of the road. Thank God because my brother did not step on the brakes but concentrated on controlling the steeling. Finally the car stopped on the right side 0f the road and we came off safely praising the Lord for saving us. The front fender was slightly damaged and the right side mirror had been broken by the peeled off rubber from the wheel.

Mansa trip adventure 005We took the spare wheel and fitted it to the car. We also did some inspection on the remaining tires but the temperature was normal. After completing the replacement of the spare wheel, we started off and drove for less than 10 minutes and we heard another bang on the front tire. This time it was easy for my brother to control the car as we were driving at about 60kpm (35mph). I decided that Brother Sinoya and Stephen remain at the scene to watch for the vehicle while I travel to Samfya to look for Mansa trip adventure 001spare tires.

I was given a lift by a Good Samaritan on his way to Mansa. While I was in this vehicle on the way to Samfya turn off, we had a tire burst at the rear too! Thank God that they too had a spare wheel which they quickly fitted and we started off on our journey. When we arrived Samfya turn off, I caught another car which took me to Samfya. Since it was a holiday, many shops were closed but I managed to find one which was open and they had the 16 inch tires though they were not the right size as the ones on the vehicle. I bought two new tires $280 and fitted one on the wheel which I had come with.

I took a cab back to the turn off (Samfya/Mansa). Once there I found a mini bus going to Lusaka and I boarded it. It was at about 8:40 PM when I reached our vehicle with Sakala and Stephen. We fitted the wheel onto the car and we drove slowly to Mansa. We arrived at Happy’s, my brother in-law, at midnight.

Mansa trip adventure 028The following morning, I told my brother Stephen to make another spare wheel with the tire that I bought in Samfya while Sakala and I went to meet the pastors from Lubwe who we asked to come to Mansa. We met the men in town and went Kaluba’s place were the rest of the men were waiting for us and started our meeting with a prayer. I spoke to the pastors on the need to communicate to us after which I explained to them about the hub model. Also Sinoya encouraged the men and shared the vision of HBMZ. After encouraging the brothers, we gave them 3 sets of training manuals. The following are the books which we gave them: – Old Testament part 3, Values of Christ and Gospel and Acts. Two brothers came from Lubwe and after the meeting; we reimbursed them the transport money they had used. We finally had some snacks with the men and left them after a word of prayer.

When we finished we went to Happy’s home and found Stephen had made a spare wheel for the vehicle. He put the new tires in front which were the same size so that the car is balanced. We spent the night with Happy and his family. Early in the morning we left Mansa on our way back to Lusaka using the DRC route which is shorter as we were told that the road has been graded. We crossed into DRCongo and did all the border formalities. The road was bad in some portions, but we had a safe trip and entered Zambia again through the Kasumbalesa border post.

When we crossed over, we decided to meet Robinson Muzeya in Murundu, since he is very near the border. We found him and had a time of fellowship with him. I collected some French manuals which I intend to give to DL Mulenga Nkole so that he can give them to Pst. Makopo (DRC) whenever he asks for the copies. We left Robinson and passed through Mufulira taking the shortest route to Ndola. It was on this road that we had our third tire burst at the rear on the left side. We stopped safely as we were driving slowly and replaced the tire with the spare wheel. When we reached Ndola, I decided that we cannot proceed to Lusaka without a spare wheel. So we had to buy a used tire at K270 ($52) and made a spare wheel.

We finally reached Lusaka safely. The following day I took the car to our friend and mechanic Frank who looked at it and he fixed the fender. What remains is to look for the front right side mirror and fix it. Frank also reminded us that when we get a car from Japan, we need to replace all the tires as these are exposed to the sun and having passed through salt water in the ocean.

Pastor Matthew Daka

Pastor Matthew Daka

Passing through this experience the Lord showed us what needed to be done to the car and kept us safe. I am once again grateful to you our Brothers and Sisters in the US for your prayers. Indeed you are our true friends and partners in this noble work of our King Jesus of bringing many souls to His Kingdom.  God bless you all.

Reporting,

Pastor Matthew Daka

HBMZ Administrator Zambia

HIMIndia – Helping Indigenous Ministries in India

Orrisa Pastors

Orrisa Pastors

In February Jeff Hawkins was sent to India by the Grace Bible Church to validate a pastoral ministry there and to explore possibilities of developing it along the lines of the ministry in Zambia. You can see many pictures and posts on Facebook/HIMIndia. HIMIndia will be an “associate ministry” of Hope Builders Ministries. Today HIMIndia.com

has been registered and will be launched soon. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to begin this ministry of training pastors and planting new churches in a country of over 1.2 BILLION souls with less than 5% being evangelical Christians.

The initial goal is to find partners to support this ministry. The goal for 2013 is $3000 in monthly support. At present there is $300 pledged, 10%! A good start! Praise the Lord. Donations will be given through HBMin.org online or Hope Builders Ministries, P.O.Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943 Designated: HIMIndia

What is the plan?

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First, HIMIndia will support the administration of the ministry in India. This will be done through Stephen Prasad and Gospel for the Perishing Souls Ministry. Bishop Stephen has a network of 23 pastors who are coordinating the ministry in many districts in Andhra Pradesh (over 100 million souls). This team will administer the training and help organize the planting of new churches using the HUB model of discipleship. The MiniBibleCollege curriculum will be used as the basic 3 year Bible training program.

At present there are upwards of 500 pastors in this network. Most of these men have never received any formal Biblical training and desire it. The problem is availability and affordability. The MBC curriculum make it affordable for HIMIndia and its partners to print and distribute this material to men in the rural areas of India. The HUB model of disciple making provides the availability in partnership with GPS and Stephen Prasad.

Pray with us for the financial base to provide this ongoing training that will grow exponentially as the men begin making other disciples in the years to come. The projected initial training will begin with about 250 pastors/pastors in training.

PUSH with us. That is Pray Until Something Happens!

Also, please considering giving a generous gift to help us get this ministry off the ground. Men are ready and waiting on the training material. You can help expedite the HIMIndia ministry.

Thank you,

Jeff Hawkins
HIMIndia Coordinator

Making Disciples with the HUB Model

HUB Model

HUB Model

 

The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded all believers to be disciples and disciple-makers everywhere you go, of everybody who responds to the Gospel (GK: ethnos, ethnic groups), all the time (Matthew 28:18-20).  This command is just that, a command, not an option, for  everyone, everywhere, all the time.

Hope Builders Ministries’ heartbeat is to obey this command and to help other believers obey it as well (disciple making). In Africa HBM uses a disciple-making strategy called the “HUB” model. 2 Timothy 2:2 declares this model when Paul says to Timothy, by the Holy Spirit, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  This is a four generation strategy to continually be producing disciples of Jesus Christ.

Disciples are made not born. Believers are born by the Spirit of God when they hear and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Who He is and What He has done). Disciples are made when a believer who has become a disciple begins to win people to Christ and teach them to be disciples of Jesus Christ in the context of the local church.

HBM, working in Africa, partners with indigenous missionaries to equip them to make disciples who make disciples.  The Native Missionary/Pastor becomes a mentor of other pastors. While being trained, he, with the guidance of his trainer, identifies 3 other disciple pastors who are willing to be trained and mentored in the Word of God and pastoral leadership. At the same time the pastor’s local church is being built up in the Word of God as he teaches what he is learning. The local church is learning to reach out with the Gospel in obedience to the Command of Christ to make disciples.

HBM provides a 3 year Bible Curriculum that is taught by the discipler to his students, as well as Study Bibles to the pastors and Bibles to the believers.

With this model HBM Zambia has experienced tremendous growth. In two years 1500 men have been brought into pastoral training, some have been pastors for a long time, many are new. All are church planting disciple-makers. We anticipate another 1000 new men in training in 2013.

Today there are over 150 HUBS growing  in Zambia.          PRAISE THE LORD!