Dear friends, when you extend help to Christian workers, especially when you have never met them personally, you are being faithful. They are able to testify concerning your love to the whole church. It’s a good work you’re doing when you help these missionaries on their way that is worthy of God! They set out under the banner of the Name, and get no help from unbelievers. So they deserve any support we can give them. In providing meals and a bed, we become their companions in spreading the Truth.  -3 John 5-8    (adapted)

The HBM TEAM has partnered with the Lord to rapidly win communities for Christ through indigenous disciple makers. 

Each Team member in this Ministry is self-supported; therfore, we wish to thank each of our donors who partner with us through "Personal Support."

Johan and Lida Gous started the ministry training indigenous leaders with a passion to "Make Disciples"

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Jeff and Lou ann Hawkins joined Hope builders in 2008. Working with Indigenous Christians in Zambia and India has been a "Mission Dream" come true.

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Blaine and Anna Hooper joined HBM after he served as an officer in the military and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. Anna is a school teacher. Their passion is to bring glory to God by making mature disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Allan Ilunga 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 ruled...

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Carl and Ilne Paalman oversee the Nongo Farm Project in Mazabuka, Zambia. They are part of the TEAM making up Hope Builders Ministries Zambia...  

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Pastor Steve Slater and wife Janet are recently retired after 25 years in pastoral ministry, 18 of them in the Reformed Church.  Since 2013 Steve has spent one month a year in Zambia teaching and training pastors through Hope Builders Ministries and plans to return again this June as well.  They currently reside in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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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...

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Dana Andrychen - Accountant

Dana has been with Hope Builders since 2004.  She works behind the scenes at HBM in a number of capacities; keeping the books, overseeing the annual audit, database administration, maintaining compliance with HBM affiliates, as well as financial reporting to HBM's Board of Directors and Overseers.  Dana enjoys being part of the HBM Team training and equipping leaders in Africa and India with the Gospel, caring for widows and orphans, and making the lives of those we touch more abundant both physically and spiritually. 


David Valcich - Campus Coordinator

David has joined the HBM Team representing the mission on college campuses. He advocates for Indigenous Missions and presents the "1 on 3" disciple making strrategy to ministry groups. David brings a wealth of experience to the team. He is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom of God.  Read More