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A Goal To Bring Lasting Change…We are making progress!

water15aPreventable Disease By the Numbers

1.5 million kids die annually from diseases that are easily preventable through routine vaccinations. (World Health Organization)

1 million people die of malaria each year. (Compassion.com)

30,000 people die weekly from illnesses caused by unclean drinking water. 90 percent of these deaths are children. (Charity Water)

17 million kids were orphaned because of AIDS in 2011 (globalhealthfacts.org)

As discouraging as these figures can be, we are making progress!

The global mortality rate from malaria has dropped 25 percent since 2000.

In Africa, the malaria death rate has fallen 33 percent in the same time frame.

Vaccination programs have resulted in a 74 percent decrease in measles deaths worldwide.

God calls us to not only meet these needs, but to empower people for sustainable and lasting change. Hope Pupils in School (124)Springs International provides deep water wells, affordable health care, training in dry season farming and animal husbandry as a means to accomplish these goals. Each project is planned with an exit strategy in mind and a time line when each work will stand on its own with minimal or no ongoing support will be needed. Even our orphanage is being structured to one day be able to function without the need of outside support.

“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isa. 58:10, 11.

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Information On Our “Need For Seed” Program

All Types Of Vegetable Seeds Are Needed.

Several have requested more information about our “Need For Seed” program. Here is a reply I sent to a recent request.

Thanks for asking about our “Need for Seed” program. Hope Springs is involved in providing wells and drip irrigation farming workshops in sub-Saharan Africa. This combination of wells and drip irrigation farming training enable people who normally could only farm during the short three month rainy season to raise crops 12 months out of the year. Our program helps to provide seed needed to get people started in learning these skills.
 
Seeds can be sent any time, but seeds are usually only available for purchase here in the US in the Spring and Summer.
 
We can use all kinds of vegetable seeds. Many of the seed varieties we have available here will grow in Africa, but they simply are not available.
 
Seeds can be mailed to us here at Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075. We will ship the seeds from here to locations where we have Drip Irrigation programs working.
 
The program is simple. Here are some suggestions:
 
1. Make an announcement at your church, office or other places that you are collecting seeds for use in Africa. Provide a donation box or just have folks bring them to you.
 
2. Email your friends list and have them send seeds to you to forward on to us.
 
3. Talk to stores that have seed displays and ask them what they do with left over seeds at the end of the season? Ask them to consider donating left over seeds to Hope Springs.
 
4. You can promote our “Need for Seed” program on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Link them to our site or just spread the word through your own.
 
Here is a link to a story on our blog about this program: https://hopespringsblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/2010-need-for-seed/
 
Here is a link to a story on our blog about our work in Dono-Manga, Chad and how wells and drip irrigation work together: https://hopespringsblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/more-than-just-new-wells-in-dono-manga/
 
Hope this helps and thanks again for writing.


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Medical Missions Campaign to Dono-Manga, Chad

A Medical Missions campaign team, sponsored by Healing Hands International, recently returned from Dono-Manga, Chad.  Among the 10 Team members were Steve Worley, Jos School of Biblical Studies; Dr. Bob Whittaker, Nigerian Christian Hospital; Dr. Emmanuel Eni, Maiduguri University Hospital and a Deacon with the Wulari Jerusalem Church of Christ; and Ebenezer Udofia, representative for Healing Hands International/Hope Springs International. 

The medical team held a clinic to meet the needs of over 130 villagers. 160+ mosquito nets were distributed with material to treat the nets.

A drip irrigation workshop was conducted with 20 students and 20 observers attending. Learning the skills of dry season farming will enable these villagers to raise crops year round and not just during the short 3 month rainy season.

While the journey was filled with challenges of vehicle mechanical problems, oppressive heat, and travel over barely passable roads, many were helped and 12 precious souls came to Christ and were baptized.

Hope Springs International is now making arrangements to drill 15 new wells and repair 6 wells that have been out-of-service for years in Dono-Manga.  Details concerning this phase of our work in Dono-Manga will be forth coming, so check back often!

Mosquito Nets Being Distributed to Village Women

 

Waiting to see a Doctor

 

Drip Irrigation Workshop Participants

 

One of the 12 new Christians in Dono-Manga