It is estimated that over 1.5 million people from the United States participate in short-term mission trips every year. That is a lot of people. And those 1.5 million people spend close to $2 billion for these trips.
My husband and I live in Guatemala and host short-term mission teams throughout the year. I am originally from California and he was born and raised in Guatemala. For me, short-term mission trips were kind of like camp. Every summer I had the chance to go somewhere new and “help people.” For my husband, hosting short-term mission teams in Guatemala was part of what he and his family did. There were blessings that came from it, but it was mostly a lot of work.
We have both seen the good, the bad and the ugly of short-term missions. And we continue to feel this tension with the short-term mission teams that we host. Do they do more harm than good? Do they perpetuate the cycle of poverty? Do they contribute to feelings of superiority? Or inferiority? Our work with families and communities in Guatemala, as well as churches and schools from the U.S. has forced us to ask these questions daily.
The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.
This is a secure way to give a one-time or monthly gift to help us continue the work God has started in various nations including Guatemala, Kenya and The U.S. The Hope Movement is God's ministry and we are all called to give, take action and preach the Gospel, it is all of our responsibility, if we believe the Word of God it is required of us. So join His work as you are The Hope Movement and work with us to continue the work that God has started.
We need to raise $10,000 within 60 days. Our monthly operations for our mission work is $2,500 in Guatemala and now in Kenya will be double that amount. As you can see there is a lot of need and we need you to take on this passion to help us help others.
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Check out the The Hope Movement transforming vacant lots in the hood into havens of hope and now planning the start of street outreach and bible studies.
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Dear Brother Jonathan,
This our dear and lovely regards to God the Father, The Son, and The Holy spirit for what he used you to accomplish together with our lovely father Jim here in Kenya Africa. Thanks so much to have accepted the call of God to serve the orphans,widows, less privileged and the people of God wherever you've been allowed by God to go or step.
See the recent mission of The Hope Movement in Kenya and the wonderful work being done by Pastor Frederick and his team who have united to form a legally registered ministry The Hope Movement: Kenya to expand their work to support 120 orphans, widows, community and evangelize throughout Kenya.
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After working a long day at our Haven of Hope center in Colonia de Madrid, Escuintla, Guatemala our team felt led to visit a neighboring community. This community is a very poor settlement of people who live in houses made of metal and face many daily struggles.
The Hope Movement opened an outreach center in the mountains of an indigenous community in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala in 2014. This is a special place where children and families find refuge from hunger, abuse and hopelessness. Here we serve meals every week, provide counseling, home visitation and much more.