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Hope Springs International Adds Two Members To Their Board Of Directors

Left: Dr. Matthew Tincher, Right: Todd Moore

Left: Dr. Matthew Tincher, Right: Todd Moore

Hope Springs International is proud to announce the addition of two new members to their board of directors. Todd Moore, Director of National Healthcare Corporation in Hendersonville, TN and Dr. Matthew Tincher, Medical Director Horizon Medical Center, Dickson, TN.

Todd and Dr. Matt are principles in CMI Medical Missions and have been actively involved in leading medical campaigns to Haiti over the last few years. Their wealth of experience, knowledge and training will be valued assets to the present and future works of Hope Springs International.

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Jordan Health Center Addition Underway…$12,000.00 Needed To Complete This Project

Will You Help Us Complete This Critical Addition To The Jordan Health Center?

You may send you donations to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or make your donations on line at http://www.hopespringsint.com

Your gifts well help us continue to treat hundreds of people per month!

Floor Plan for addition to Jordan Health Center

Floor Plan for addition to Jordan Health Center

Health Center Staff

Health Center Staff

Walls are going up quickly!

Walls are going up quickly!


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How Do You Say NO To Kids Who Want To Learn?

The thatch protects from the sun, but also hampers air flow.

The thatch protects from the sun, but also hampers air flow.

Sebastian and his growing number of teachers just can’t say no to children who are hungry to learn. Our teachers understand that each of these children is blessed with the ability to learn, a unique personality filled with excitement and joy. They just happen to be born in geographical area of deep poverty in rural Africa without opportunity or the education to change their circumstance in life.

Many of us remember our grandparents talking about how far they walked to school and the hardships they went through to receive an education. We find it hard to relate to those stories, but these kids know all about walking miles each way to and from school each day. They have dreams of becoming doctors, nurses, educators and leaders, but until Sebastian opened the school in

The Vice Chairman of Dono-Manga has moved his daughter to our school because of the excellent work of our teachers.

The Vice Chairman of Dono-Manga has moved his daughter to our school because of the excellent work of our teachers.

Dono-Manga, those were just “fantasy” dreams, dreams without hope and opportunity.

Today is a new day in Dono-Manga. I am confident that many of the children’s faces you see in pictures today will go on to continue their education and will become influential Christian leaders who will provide the solutions to many of the problems that Chad is facing today. One day they will look back and realize Christians in the US believed in them, sacrificed for them and they will gratefully do the same for others of their own nation.

L to R Marc, Sebastien (Director), Pierre, Matthew, Ivesco, Alphonse, Prudence

L to R Marc, Sebastien (Director), Pierre, Matthew, Ivesco, Alphonse, Prudence

Our group of dedicated teachers receives little or no income from their services. Sebastian has worked for the last two years since starting this school without one penny of support. Sebastian and these teachers are making a sacrificial investment in the next generation.

In 2010 we prayed for the completion of the Jordan Health Center and a new Orphanage Compound.  Today both of these have become a reality and an addition to the Jordan Health Center is underway.

So today we pray again. This time we pray for a permanent school building with classrooms instead of the thatch huts that leak when the rains come and school has to be postponed. We pray of a well-ventilated building making learning possible when the heat is oppressive. We pray of adequate school supplies, and uniforms required by the government.

Sebastien started the school and has not received compensation during this time because he believes in these children.

Sebastien started the school two years ago and has not received compensation during this time because he believes in these children. If you would like to help support Sebastian contact us for more information.

 

If you’re thinking, “That will cost a small fortune!” you are wrong. We can build this school, furnish it and provide school supplies all for less than $50,000. Yes a school for over 600 students!

Will you allow God to use you to answer our prayers and fulfill the dreams of our teachers and students for a school building? Make an investment in these children that will produce dividends of lasting change for years to come.

Send your gift to Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or make your donation online at http://www.hopesprings.int.


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It Could Have Been Much Worse

Rambi (Left) with Dono-Manga District Manager Brahim Ahmed

Rambi (Left) with Dono-Manga District Manager Brahim Ahmed

Our Director of Operations for Africa, Rambi Ayala, left Dono-Manga on February 27th traveling back to his home in Nigeria. Pierre Rimorbe our coordinator in Dono-Manga with his two daughters and granddaughter traveled with Rambi because of business to be done in Nigeria.

Travel in Africa is slow and often can take days to go a few hundred miles because of bad roads and difficulty finding a seat in a vehicle that happens to be going the way you are traveling. It is also often very dangerous, as Rambi and his traveling companions would find out. Here is Rambi’s story in his own words.

We traveled with Pierre’s two daughters (Janet and Prudence) and his granddaughter Grace (about two year old). Janet is his

Pierre in the center

Pierre in the center

first daughter and lives in Abuja (Nigeria) with her husband. She has gone to Dono-Manga with her daughter Grace to see how her father is faring with his recent bout of ill-health.  Prudence, who teaches English and social studies in our school, had accompanied her father to collect her certificate from a school in Nigeria that she attended.

We arrived Yola (Nigeria) at about 6:45pm and boarded a car to Billiri.

Prudence Pierre's daughter and one of our teachers.

Prudence Pierre’s daughter and one of our teachers.

We had a brief stop along the way to allow the driver who is a Muslim time to pray. When we took off, just as we were negotiating a curve, we were flagged down by some torch lights. The driver thought it was a police check-point which usually dots our roads, only for us to be confronted by five armed men with guns and daggers. They ordered us out of the car and asked us to lie face down on the ground. Three of them searched the car and our bodies, collected money, our cellphones, and cameras. Little Grace could hardly understand our ordeal and I pray she did not. Pierre was forcefully dragged out of the car and they started beating him for what they considered his inability to bring out money in time. This is one experience that I wish the memory could just be deleted from my mind. TERRIBLE .On this trip as Paul would recount in his experience, “I spent a night and a day in the open sea, and I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits.” Again, above everything else, we give God the glory for sharing in Christ’ suffering.”

We are grateful to report that Pierre has recovered and was able to continue his journey with his family, and Rambi is safely home.

It is one thing to read the words of the Apostle Paul over 2000 years ago describe the perils of his travels. It is quite another to read the words of someone you know personally and love express what they have been through. All of these people are treasured workers without whom we could not do what we do.