The COVID-19 virus outbreak has affected so much around the world including our ministry travel plans this year. The airlines recently informed my wife and I that our flights were canceled to Myanmar and the Philippines, so Janeth and I have postponed our ministerial trip, however we look forward to it in God’s perfect time.
Janeth and I have been led of the Lord to start a fundraiser to help send money to pastors that could buy food to distribute to their communities. In these nations many of them have just enough income to provide for their families, and most have not built up a savings account. Many are unable to work now due to the government’s lockdown orders, which is greatly affecting the people. There are some Philippine politicians that mean well, but most of the people have not received any assistance due to corrupt politicians. So many people are in desperate need of food to feed their families.
With Janeth’s skill of sewing she has been making cloth facemasks and selling them throughout the month of April. I have been helping her with a lot of the prep work that is involved. All masks making materials were hers and some were donated to help with the cause. All proceeds have been sent to ministers overseas to distribute food to their community. This relief effort has given a lasting impression of hope that is being shared from the body of Christ to the world amid a major crisis. We had hoped to raise, through selling these facemasks, at least $2,000. People from all over the US have been ordering these masks and we are presently near $3,000! Every cent has been sent to provide food along with a Gospel tract to those in need in the Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia! So far over 700 families have received these family food packs throughout Asia! Glory to God!
The mask making project has now ended, but I would kindly encourage you to please take this into a matter of prayer and see if the Lord would lead you or your church to help give a gift to feed a family in need. These acts of kindness certainly help to give hope and share the love of Christ with those that are really in need in such a difficult time. In the world many people are uncertain about their future, but for the believer we can rest assure knowing that Christ is in control and we can continue to show the love of Christ. Please visit out Donate tab to help feed a family that is surely in need. God bless you all!
I am so excited to share about the two most recent conferences in Cambodia that were such a great success! Many pastors traveled long distances to attend. Some of them are dealing with some of the same struggles that pastors back home have also encountered. One pastor wore a certain t-shirt every service with the writing: “God’s not finished with me yet”. You can actually see him in a red shirt in the picture above. That really touched my heart, because no matter the struggle, if we press on with faith in Christ we will overcome, and God is surely not finished with you yet. As long as we have breath God is not finished with us. Glory to God!
Many of the pastors traveled long distances to attend these conferences, and they are so thankful that you helped make it possible for them to attend. They were so hungry for more of God! They prayed earnestly for their family and ministry.
The time at the alter was very precious as these pastors reached out to our Creator, our Holy God, who called them into the ministry. Both conferences, the one in Siam Reap and the other in Kandal Province were such a blessing to over 100 pastors and church leaders! Thank you all so very much for your generous support and prayers that helped to make these conferences a reality for so many! They are encouraged, excited and refreshed and have now traveled back to their villages and towns sharing what they had learned at these conferences. I hope you are blessed as you see the hunger that these folks have for our Lord. God is so good!
We are expecting some monumental changes that will affect both Cambodia and Vietnam as a result of these upcoming conferences. We have two conferences scheduled for August of 2018 where I, along with other guests, will be ministering. One will be in the central region of northern Cambodia, where we will minister to an estimated 50 pastors and ministry leaders. The second conference will be held in Cambodia closer to the Vietnam border. This is a very strategic meeting. Pastors from communist Vietnam will come and attend the conference in Cambodia because they are restricted in their religious freedom in their homeland.
We believe that at least 50 more pastors and ministry leaders will come from Vietnam and Cambodia to that conference along the border. By faith we are believing to minister to more than 100 pastors and ministry leaders in all. We know that this is very much needed and everything comes at a price, but we believe the impact will be eternal.
The messages preached and strategy learned in these conferences will be implemented and utilized for many years to come, helping to bring in more souls into the kingdom of God, making these conferences eternally impacting. I would kindly ask if you would please take this into a matter of pray and see how the Lord would lead you to help in this project. Seventy dollars would cover all expenses (travel, housing & food) for one pastor to attend this minister equipping conference. If the Lord would lead you to sow $70.00 in to the lives of these hard working pastors that are on the front lines lifting up the name of Christ, we would come closer to meeting all the needs for these upcoming conferences. If you would like to help in this impacting and strategic mission please make your love gift out to: Hope Outreach Intl. and designate on your gift: “2 Nations” our mailing address is: Hope Outreach International, P.O. Box 4841, Hagerstown, MD. 21742. Or you can make a credit card donation on our website’s donate page. We thank you all so very much! God bless you!
We here at Hope Outreach International are so thankful that you have decided to stop by for a while at our website. In this site you will be able to view the different nations in which we are involved with in ministry, as well as the different types of ministries. Our primary focus is to present the Gospel to a world that is in need of the one and only Savior Jesus Christ. We are also involved with Evangelistic Events, Leadership Conferences, Hope Children’s Home, Children’s Feeding & Education Programs, Underground Church Work, Discipleship Training, Pastoral Training, Church Planting along with several other Kingdom building programs.
We invite you to please consider partnering with us in reaching this vast harvest field for Christ. There are so many souls waiting to hear the Gospel in remote villages of Asia as there are souls waiting in Africa and South America to hear the good news of our blessed Savior. Thank you so much for your kind consideration to partner with us in reaching the world with hope, and that hope is only found in Christ. God bless you all!