OFF to INDIA

Stephen and wife GloryJeff Hawkins is going to India on February 1 and returning the 26th. The mission is to work with Stephen Prasad of Gospel to the Perishing Souls in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Jeff and Stephen have been working together since January of 2008.

On this trip Jeff will be sharing the HUB model of disciple-making and church planting and teaching in 5 pastors conferences. The topic of study will be The Holy Spirit in the New Testament and You. Jeff will also speak at several gospel crusades to be held during the month.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Follow Jeff here and on Facebook @ HIMAfrica

Testimony from Muchinga Province, Zambia

Aleck Malunga

Pastor Malunga is on the Right

FROM ALICK MALUNGA

Mafinga District is a newly established district which is in the north-eastern part of the new Muchinga province in Zambia. Previously it was part of Isoka district. The people of Mafinga were marginalized for lack of development. The district borders with Malawi along the Nyika Plateau and Mafinga Mountains.

The district has few evangelical churches. There are a number of Cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventist, New Apostolic, New Jerusalem and others. There are also so many African traditional churches such as the Chipangano, Nchimi, Zion, Mutumwa, Kasesemma, and Leshina. Many people are misled by these Cults and traditional churches. Because of this, we are glad that Hope Builders Ministries have come to partner with us and help us by training pastors who have the vision of training other pastors and planting Bible believing churches.

We need Bibles in this district in the following languages in order to reach out to indigenous people; 20 Nyika, 20 Tumbuka, 20 Bemba, 20 Lambia, and 20 Gospel recorders. Also we need bicycles to help in traveling to remote areas. As a district leader a motorcycle is required so that I can be able to grow this district.

Alick Malunga,

Mafinga District Leader

Testimony from HBM Zambia

Pastor Malisa, Chama District, Zambia

From: Horris Malisa                  Date: 20.08.2012       District: Chama

As a District Hub Leader of Chama, I sincerely thank Hope Builders Ministries for the support given to us in spreading the Gospel to the lost here in Chama District. During the month of August 2012 on the 13th day I went to Fulaza. Before reaching Fulaza, I spent the night at Mwila Hub church. The training at Mwila is going on well. I proceeded to Fulaza with Mwila Hub Leader Donald Mvula and when we reached there we found Pastor Misheck Nyirongo who told us that the church there has dropped in attendance. We decided to organize a door to door visitation and by the end of that day we had 7 people back in the church. We encouraged Misheck to continue with the door to door ministry and to frequently visit his church members and to make disciples who will help him do what he is teaching them.

As we were going back to our respective homes, we passed through Pondo village were people were eager to hear the Gospel and open a new church. God allowed us to preach at this village and many people were grateful to hear the message and they decided to open another new church as the area is big to have one church only. The only difficult we noticed in this village is that people have no Bibles and I am appealing to your office for Tumbuka and Bemba Bibles. Even in all the 3 areas that I visited, I noticed that people have no Bibles.

Lastly, if God allows, I will visit Katangalika, Mpyanakunda and Tembwe, these places are not yet reached and many people are lost. There is a need to open churches in these areas and please do not leave us alone as we are looking for your support to do this.

In my next report I shall submit the names of all the disciples of Chipeta Hub church.

Horris Malisa,

Chama District Leader

Fulfilling the Great Commission through Disciple-Makers in Africa

What is the ministry and mission of Hope Builders Ministries in Africa/Zambia?

As with all Christian ministry our vision is to win souls and make disciples of men and women to Jesus Christ. Our focus in this vision is disciple making. The Matthew 28 mission statement is “make disciples” by going, baptizing and teaching. Our mission is to “make disciples” and the ministry God has given us to fulfill this mandate is the HUB model of church planting and training pastors who plant churches and train other pastors.

The HUB ModelHUB MODEL

What we believe the Lord has directed us to do is to make disciples in Africa (Zambia in HIMAfrica context) by planting churches and training the pastors who will in turn plant more churches and train new pastors. We do not see our ministry as one that establishes “mission stations” or “Bible schools” with western missionaries, etc. Our center of activity is a “HUB” church that becomes the “training center”led by an indigenous African pastor that will be instrumental in planting up to 40 new churches and training up to 40 new pastors over the course of 6 years.

This Hub Church has the potential of winning 10,000 people to Christ, planting 40 new autonomous evangelical Bible centered churches and training 40 pastors in the Word of God. The average church being 150 to 250 members. We do not try to establish a “mega” church nor do we entertain the cult personalities of “super” ministries that are so rampant today with its false teachers, false doctrine and false focus on size and prosperity and “power.” Our focus is on teaching the Word of God to as many men of God as possible so that individually every believer in the Church of God can know and understand the Word of God for himself and become a follower of Jesus Christ (Christians) and not men.

We believe the best way to be “focused” in  this partnership with indigenous believers in their own countries and cultures. The native pastors already know the language and the culture. It does not take many years and multiple thousands of dollars to “prepare” them for their mission field. They are ready. They don’t need “professionals” to do the work for them. They only need what all preachers need, good Bible training. They have the same Spirit of God. They have the same mandate from God. Therefore they are better equipped by God’s grace to do the work in their own countries and cultures. Instead of taking these men out of their country and culture to be “trained,” we bring the training resources to them and walk beside them in a partnering relationship.

Hope Builders Ministries does not solicit churches in the USA to “duplicate” its church in Africa but instead to MULTIPLY it. Together we work alongside African ministries and ministers to Make Disciples. In partnership with these ministries to date the Lord has planted over 4500 churches in Sub-Sahara Africa in a little over 10 years. Over 1000 churches have been planted in Zambia. To date there are over 70 HUB churches in Zambia of varying degrees of development. These Hub churches cross denominational barriers. There are over 500 pastors in Zambia in Bible training using the Calvary Academics curriculum. Calvary Academics is accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

HUB pastors are humble men who are not looking for “mega” ministries as portrayed on the television. They are men who will never be wealthy in this life but are rich in heavenly treasure. These are men whose focus is upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ and like the last Apostle, Paul, they do not preach for fame or fortune. Being truly called of God, they preach with a passion that says,”Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel.” They can also say with Paul, “follow me as I follow Christ.” They have an absolute love for Christ and their countrymen who so desperately need Christ. A true pastor’s only need is Christ. No true minister needs another ministry to do the work that God has called him to. All he needs, all we need, is Jesus Christ. He is our great Provision. If the USA ceases to exist or all our human resources vanish away, Jesus Christ will never vanish away. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

This is our Mission and our Mandate.

YOU can partner with Hope Builders Ministries in prayer and financial support for native pastors in Africa. Jesus said, “I will build MY church…” He commands us to “make disciples.”

Visit us at www.HIMAfrica.com and www.hopebuildersminstry.org

Submitted by Jeffrey Hawkins, Zambia Coordinator, Hope Builders Ministries with Dr. Johan Gous, Founder/Director of Hope Builders Ministries

Jeff@HIMAfrica.com

Johan@hope-builders.org