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Paalman Nongo Farm

Good day all,   Please stop praying "J." Your prayers have been answered. We have seen amazing amount of rain these last weeks. We had an exceptionally wet weekend a couple of weeks...

Obstacles

Frustrated with progress impeded by obstacles?   Here is one that slows progress in Equipping leaders in Africa to reach their own people seriously. Many leaders do not have access...

Disciple Making in Kabompo

Kabompo, Zambia Pastor Mananase (a third year student with HBMZ pastoral training) is conducting the Disciple Makers Program in his church. This program focuses on teaching basic Bible truth...

Encouraging Disciple Making

Our Brother Prabhukiran and wife Swarna plus their team traveled to a rural area Church in Telangana to encourage them to continue to "Make Disciples." 

Disciples vs. Converts

Our Calling as Christ followers: Disciples vs. Converts Although we generally accept that Discipleship is something that the Church should be busy with, meaning that the Pastor’s sermons point ...

Missionaries, who and why?

The practice of “sending missionaries to foreign lands” has been going on for centuries. Although the reasons for doing so are not in question it is also true that the WAYS of outreach have not ...

Hope Builders Ministries 2017 Annual Report

Johan Gous and the HBM Annual Report It is my great pleasure to express deep gratitude to God and all our US donor partners who have made this report possible. the final numbers we bring to you a...

February Newsletter from the Paalmans

Recently, I drove down to Livingstone, about 400km from here, to get my friend to the airport. On the way, I really struggled with the vehicle, it was like it had a will of it’s own and ran ...

January Newsletter from the Paalmans

   And….. the mail dove from Zambia is trying to get out again, after weeks of very poor signal. So, I’ll start by wishing everyone a beautiful 2018, a year of going deeper. A...

Orphanage in India

Stephen Prasad is dedicating an orphanage to the Lord as they lay the cornerstone for new construction. You can help build this orphanage with your generous support. Click on Picture to see more. ...

David Valcich

In recent years, David Valcich has served on staff as a Campus Rep at UVA for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and led local men’s ministry in the community of Charlottesville, VA. Back in 2006, D...

Door to Door in Zambia

Report from Pastor Robinson Muzeya Murundu, Zambia Dear brethren, Iwould like to report on the HBM Calvary Academics Bible School graduating students Evangelism Practicals. On 7th October 201...

DEAD now ALIVE Prabhu's Testimony

My name is RAMBABU KAMPELLI (Prabhukiran). I was born into a HINDU family 1977. My parents were idol worshipers calling me Rambabu from my birth after the Hindu god Rama, the seventh avatar (incar...

HBM Summer 2017 Newsletter

With summer arriving the race is on to use every opportunity to serve the people God has called us to reach with His Word. Never before has HBM mustered so much effort to Equip, Empower and Encourag...

Pastor Justin's Testimony

Dear beloved I would like to share my testimony before and after joining HBM. It was by grace that I was introduced  to HBM by Pastor Michael in Mazabuka. He taught me through the t...

Paalman Family

Carl and Ilne Paalman with their four children- Rashelle, Tim, Simon and Isabel serve in the Mazabuka district in Zambia. They have been following the call of God in many places: first to Mercy Ship...

Disciple Making Conferences

Since 2011 annual training conferences, mainly aimed at the wives of Pastors who are in training with Hope Builders, were conducted. This has had a huge impact on the lives of women who had never ha...

Stephen Prasad - India

Greetings in the Precious Name of Our Saviour Jesus Christ. My name is Bro.P.Stephen Prasad; I was born and brought up in a normal Hindu family on 9th November 1975. I hail from Scindia of Gandhigra...

Ilunga Family | Democratic Republic of Congo

  Allan M. Ilunga Testimony I was born in a small village in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) during the ruthless reign of Dictator Mobutu who ru...

Steve and Janet Slater | Zambia

As a pastor in Michigan for the past 25 years, I have always strongly supported the approach to missions that emphasized the teaching, training and disciple-making work of indigenous pastors and tea...

Hooper Family

   Blaine and Anna Hooper have been a part of the HBM team since May of 2016. Their passion is bringing glory to God by making mature disciples of Jesus Christ (1 Cor 10:31; Matt...

Paalman Family | Nongo Farm Zambia

​Carl was born in the small town, Reijssen in eastern Holland, the youngest of 11 children. He was educated in the same areas and while in high school worked as a fireman at the local emergency se...

Bibles for Disciples

Pray! Give! Hope Builders Ministries has given thousands of Study Bibles to pastors training in the 3-year training course. Last year 750 Jeremiah Study Bibles were purchased through your ge...

Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins | India-Zambia

Jeff and Lou Ann have been part of Hope Builders since they first met Johan in the mountains of Kentucky in 2003. Johan spoke at the church Jeff was pastoring and the church subsequently be...

Gerald and Miriam Steele | Makua People

  ​Gerald and Miriam Steele have been missionaries to the nations for over four decades. Both are graduates of Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN. Gerald also has a masters degree in missions ...

Johan Gous | HBM President

  Johan Gous was born and educated in South Africa. His working career in Electrical Engineering (ship building) changed course in 1976 when Brother Andrew of Open Doors issued a challenge ...

Lida Gous | Administrative Assistant

  Lida Gous is Johan's wife and has been a part of the ministry since its inception. In addition to her valuable contribution as manager of the ministry office, she is an active speaker and...