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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 o...

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...