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Have a heart for a child…

DM Valentine netsThe Chadian Government has launched a campaign to prevent childhood deaths from Malaria. They have issued a matching challenge to our Jordan Health Center in Dono-Manga, Chad. They will provide 300 mosquito nets if we will do the same. That means that a $10 mosquito net will actually be a net cost of only $5. That is a bargain anywhere in the world. Here is how you can help:

1. Donate yourself at our Website: www.hopespringsint.com Or click the Shop now button above. Donation by checks to Hope Springs Intl. 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

2. Share this post on your Facebook wall. If everyone will share hundreds of others will learn of this great opportunity to save a child’s life.

If you would like to learn more about this disease and its prevention check out this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQjZI6AkUq8

Here is the goal $10 X 300 by February 14th. Will you help us meet this challenge? We will keep you posted so check back often!

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Thank You Gabriel!!

Gabriel Hardin presents the money he collected for mosquito nets.

Gabriel Hardin presents the money he collected for mosquito nets.

I love it when kids look at the problems of the world and ask, “Why doesn’t someone do something about that?” and then they do! Gabriel Hardin learned of the importance of mosquito nets in the prevention of Malaria and decided to collect money to buy nets.  Gabriel began contacting his friends and family and on Monday presented me an envelope containing $100. That is enough to buy 10 nets and will protect at least 10 children. In many cases one net will protect more than 10 because multiple children can sleep under one net.

There is a great lesson in Gabriel’s story. It is simply this. None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something to save lives and alleviate suffering.

Thanks Gabriel for being Jesus to the children of Dono-Manga, Chad.

Thanks GH


Amazing God!

You made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people by your gifts. Malaria is the 2nd leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after HIV/AIDS. A Treated Mosquito Net is the number one preventative of Malaria and not affordable to the vast majority of the people who need them.

Half of the children born in rural Chad will die because of a lack of portable water and no protection again mosquito bites that often result in malaria. Hope Springs International is committed to providing solutions to both of these major problems.

Thanks you for being Jesus to these little ones. “whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water ( or mosquito net) because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matt. 10:42 (emphasis mine)


Can you imagine paying a week’s salary for a mosquito net?

We will be making the wire transfer of funds for treated mosquito nets one week from today. Each net cost only $10 each. That is about the price to two cheap meal deals at McDonald’s. In Chad families live on about $2.00 a day, or about $600.00 per year. $10.00 is a week’s salary in Dono-Manga, Chad. Can you imagine paying a week’s salary, considering what you make per week, just to protect your child or pregnant wife? You and I could do that and still feed our family, the Chadian family could not.

There is still time to make a donation through PayPal at our website: www.hopespringsint.com (Click on the PayPal symbol in the upper right hand corner of any page), or by snail mail to: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

You won’t miss the $10.00, but a pregnant mom or child in Dono-Manga, Chad will.

Here is the link in case you missed the story that started this emergency appeal: “Our children are dying every day from Malaria. Please pray for our orphans!!”


“Our children are dying every day from Malaria. Please pray for our orphans!!”

We have just received this urgent message from Pierre Rimorbe, Evangelist in Dono-Manga, Chad.

Pierre continues, “The rainy season has brought a sharp increase in the cases of Malaria, especially among the children in Dono-Manga. At the moment our Jordan Health Center is overwhelmed dealing with cases of Malaria day and night. There is a great need for treated mosquito nets which has proved helpful in the prevention and reduction of cases in the past.”

In our last update, we challenged you to be a ripple. We asked for you to help make a difference of life and hope for the people of Dono-Manga.

This situation of Malaria-caused deaths still escalates and now the situation is dire for the children and pregnant women of Dono-Manga, Chad.

Now we beg you to help us save lives.

The treated mosquito nets we are seeking are only $10 each. We need to make an emergency wire transfer on August 16th. We are

Nursing Mother receives a treat mosquito net.

there not just to teach them life sustaining skills and spread the love of our Father, but we are there to save lives and give them a chance.

$10 to potentially save a life seems like a small price to pay for us. Let’s respond to this emergency call from Pierre Rimorbe to save these children with an answer that says, “your children matter!”

100% of your donations goes directly towards the purchase of these life saving treated mosquito nets. We need to hear from you as soon as possible! Send you donations to: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075 or donate online at our website Hope Springs International and look for the PayPal Donation Button

Facts about Malaria*

The African Region accounts for 85% of malaria cases and 90% of malaria deaths worldwide.

Malaria causes avoidable and often catastrophic spending for households and is an obstacle to the development of affected African communities and nation

Mothers and Children

  1. 85% of malaria deaths occur in children under five years of age. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
  2. Malaria episodes in pregnant women cause anemia, and other complications in the mother and newborn child.
  3. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
  4. In 2010, malaria caused an estimated 655 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 537,000 to 907 000), mostly among African children.
  5. Malaria is preventable and curable.
  6. Malaria is the 2nd leading cause of death from infectious diseases in Africa, after HIV/AIDS.
  7. Pregnant women have increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum malaria; in malaria-endemic countries, P. falciparum contributes to 8-14% of low birth weight, which in turn decreases the chance of a baby’s survival.
  8. Malaria kills more African children than any other disease.
  9. People who have little or no immunity to malaria, such as children and pregnant women, are more likely to become severely ill and die if bitten by an infected mosquito.
  10. Children who survive episodes of severe malaria may develop learning impairments and brain damage.

*The above information is from the World Health Organization and CDC


Standing on the bank of a river…

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.

Very much like that pebble, we are receiving news of glorious ripples in Dono-Manga, Chad due to our efforts to treat various illnesses at the Jordan Health Center. Each person that seeks treatment at the Health Center is also hearing the message of Christ. They hear not only the Word but witness God’s love through the Health Ministries work.

In a report just received from Lazarus, who primarily ministers to those coming into the center, seventeen people have professed their faith in Christ and were immersed. In addition to these seventeen lives, there is the potential to reach many more as a new church has begun to meet in the city of Mailao. Mailao is located more than a hundred miles from Dono-Manga. Proof that ripples are far reaching!

It is so exciting to see this spread of growth outside the district of Dono-Manga through our efforts at the Health Center. We have complete faith and trust, that with the support given by people just like you, we will eventually touch all of those within Southern Chad.

Sadly though, not all reports are wonderful. Each communication though gives us a chance to know what to do next within our ministry. In a separate report from our Health Center nurse, Eloi, it has been verified that the number of cases of Malaria among children and expectant mothers has been steadily increasing. Contaminated water and Malaria are the top two reasons that only half of the children born in Chad will ever reach the age of 5.

The reason for the increase of Malaria is for lack of treated mosquito nets. These nets are essential because their living conditions of mud huts, thatch roofs and beds made of grass on dirt floors do not provide the protection needed.Our supply was exhausted months ago and we pray with faith that we will be able to replenish the supply to help continue our efforts to change lives and hearts.

These life saving nets are a very effective preventative and can be purchased for only $10 each. We are seeking to provide a minimum of 100 nets at a total cost of $1000 as soon as possible.

Would you be willing to start a ripple and change a life forever?

Challenge yourself, your church, your community, your school, your business or your civic organizations to work with us to meet this very obtainable goal of just 100 nets. Every single life that has been healed physically and spiritually has been through the efforts and choice of regular people looking to make an extraordinary difference. Lives are being changed and saved. Your help in times of crisis like this are a reflection of a Jesus that some have never heard of.

We ask you to join us in the praise of the people of Dono-Manga who have been a part of a spiritual ripple and to help continue this ripple spread through answering their prayers for these lifesaving nets.

Alycia Adams Neighbors

Hope Springs International is excited to welcome Alycia Adams Neighbors to our volunteer staff. Alycia is a prolific writer and Christian mother. Alycia and her husband Brian have seven children and live in Hendersonville, Tennessee.