Hope International Church has sent many of its members (more than 20 in full time work) overseas and into cross-cultural missions in its 50+ years of existence.
We take the Great Commission very seriously and mean to be a part of fulfilling this exciting call by raising up and sending missionaries from among us as well as supporting missionaries from among other agencies and organizations.
Every year, we take the whole month of May to focus on missions and missionaries. We choose a different theme each year and learn more about how God is working in that aspect of missions. For example, one year we focused on the Muslim world while another year we learned about God’s work in cities. Each year we have one or more of our missionaries come to talk about their work and we have one or more outside speakers.
Missionaries We Support
• 18 people or organizations in cross-cultural missions work
• 6 are in unique pioneer work
• 9 families; 1 single missionary
• 2 organizations reaching people in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Our missionaries do translation work, home missions, church planting, evangelism, discipleship, teaching, rescuing children from human trafficking, outreach to the deaf, camping ministries, and more.
Short-term missions trips are a fantastic way to broaden your perspective on what God is doing in the world today. Many of us have gone overseas to serve the Lord in this way and returned with a new worldview. Our church has sponsored trips to Mali, India, and Kazakstan. We have a longstanding relationship with a group of several dozen pastors in rural India where we have provided teaching for a 3-day conference. Some have traveled to other nations in Asia and Central America.
Currently we are preparing for a trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.