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Lasting Change One Village at a Time

Allowing God To Work Through Us

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Dan Bouchelle, President at Missions Resource Network made a very important statement recently. “You can’t always measure the impact of a missionary in his or her lifetime. The Chinese church could not have gone viral when driven underground if missionaries hadn’t carried the gospel there decades before.”

God can and will take our efforts

George Amuasi and Lee Hodges

today and use them for His glory in generations yet to come. This is the reason I am so excited about Hope Springs International’s work in Southern Chad. We have an opportunity to impact the next generation for Christ through the seeds that are being planted today in Dono-Manga. Alycia Neighbors wrote recently, “Standing on the bank of a river, a pebble is casually tossed into the water. Ripples are cast in all directions and the surface of the water is changed. In God’s service we have the power to cause ripples that will forever change the lives of those we contact.”

Directors of Village of Hope Ghana – George Amuasi 3rd from Right at 61 years of age.

I know this to be true first hand. In 1970 while on a short missions trip to Ghana, West Africa I shared the message of Christ with a 17 year old young man by the name of George Amuasi. He came to Christ and was baptized in the ocean in the coastal town of Winneba. How could I know that George would be instrumental in starting a church in Winneba, go on to college, medical school in Ghana and London, become a pediatrician, marry, have three children who are all Christians, and serve as a Shepherd to this day with the church in Tema, Ghana?

We are laying a foundation in Dono-Manga that we believe God can use to reach out to all of southern Chad and neighboring nations. Do we know how that will develop? No, but we know when we entrust our efforts into His hands he will use them to accomplish His purpose.

A young couple recently made a sacrificial donation to Hope Springs to purchase a solar powered refrigerator for our Jordan Health Center. What I said about their gift in a recent blog is really true of all the gifts we receive here at Hope Springs. “We praise God for those with willing and able hearts, who have been blessed by God who in turn become a blessing to others. Maybe one of the blessings of heaven will be God showing those who give in such a way how many lives they saved and the good their gift accomplished”.

May God give us the insight to know that He can and will use our talents and gifts to accomplish His will regardless of whether we ever see the fruits of those gifts in this life or not.

You will soon be hearing about expansion plans in Dono-Manga that will include an addition to our Jordan Health Center, and a new school that will provide an education to at least 500 students. All of these works are being structured to become self-sustaining works that will not require ongoing financial support from outside sources. Hope Springs is committed to bringing Lasting Change-one village at a time.

Thank you for partnering with us to be Jesus to those who have never known Him.

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