58 million primary-school-age children are not enrolled in school; 53 percent of these are girls. These children are at greater risk for exploitation, early marriage, and lower income-earning potential. We address barriers to education and work with communities and local governments to improve the quality of education children receive.
In many nations, education can be costly; we cover school fees and purchase uniforms and supplies. As parents, it is essential that we provide quality education to our children. For our children who have been orphaned and live in extreme poverty, education can lift marginalized children out of the cycle of poverty, building their self-esteem, equipping them to support themselves and their future families.
The Hope Movement provides scholarships to children so that they can attend school from primary to college. We also develop education programs in our church-based centers to teach children theology, reading, writing and mathematics and assist them with their school studies.
The Hope Movement produces materials and teaches using a systematic theology approach. “Systematic” refers to something being put into a system. Systematic theology is, therefore, the division of theology into systems that explain its various areas. For example, many books of the Bible give information about the angels. No one book gives all the information about the angels. Systematic theology takes all the information about angels from all the books of the Bible and organizes it into a system called angelology. That is what systematic theology is all about—organizing the teachings of the Bible into categorical systems.
Theology Proper or Paterology is the study of God the Father. Christology is the study of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Pneumatology is the study of God the Holy Spirit. Bibliology is the study of the Bible. Soteriology is the study of salvation. Ecclesiology is the study of the church. Eschatology is the study of the end times. Angelology is the study of angels. Christian Demonology is the study of demons from a Christian perspective. Christian Anthropology is the study of humanity. Hamartiology is the study of sin. Systematic theology is an important tool in helping us to understand and teach the Bible in an organized manner.
Witness a church that has been revived, that goes with the flow of God's agenda and not the agenda of men, allowing His presence to take control, witness young and old growing in the word of God as their lives and families are changed, witness a church that steps outside of the comfort zone of the four walls to reach those in need, witness communities transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.
The Hope Movement is planting home churches or assisting established traditional churches to return to their roots following the unique design by God. Developing churches with a house church feel, time of edification and reflection giving people a moment to share from their heart and pray with one another, intimate worship that doesn’t follow the typical worship pattern but is rather guided by the presence of God and Biblical teaching to develop unashamed Holy Spirit led disciples who will go into all of the world and preach the gospel and help those in need.
The Hope Movement under the guidance of the Holy Spirit respond to the cries of help from those in need around the world. Help can come in many forms. Over the years The Hope Movement has built a home for a family in El Salvador, a roof of a church in Costa Rica which now has hundreds of members and supports feeding programs in Haiti, found the family of a child being deported from the U.S. to Mexico, raised awareness about human trafficking, fed the hungry in the amazons of Iquitos, Peru, fed children in the Philippines, provided mosquito nets in Africa to prevent malaria, fed and evangelized to Muslim and Hindu communities in Bangladesh, provided tens of thousands of meals in Guatemala, transformed the lives of children with clef lip, organized medical missions providing free health care, installed a water well for an indigenous community, evangelized in nearly every continent, preached the Gospel in public schools in developing countries, started a Bible Institute in Guatemala raising up the next generation of leaders, rescued women and children from abuse, provided education and counseling to hundreds, provided wheelchairs to children and adults, visited homes and prayed with the people and witnessed miracles from God, conducted street outreaches throughout Guatemala, transformed vacant lots in Baltimore City into Haven of Hope Community Gardens in connection with a mentorship and outreach program, distributed Bibles around the world, provided evangelism materials, taught theology in English and Spanish and shook the comfort zone of the church to form a literal movement of hope.
Where there is a need and where God leads The Hope Movement desires to serve those in need to break the cycle of poverty and most importantly show the love of Christ not just through deeds but through the preaching of the Gospel so that they may be saved and in Christ Jesus.
The Hope Movement provides nutrition to those in desperate need of food in collaboration with sharing the Gospel and providing other resources to meet their spiritual and physical development. This is accomplished through church-based feeding centers, orphanages and special outreach missions in partnership with indigenous pastors and missionaries in the countries where we work.
The Hope Movement answers the Christian’s call to care for the orphan and widow through the support of orphanages and church-based foster programs around the world. In 2016, we established a Hope Movement in Kenya and are legally registered in Kenya as a non-profit with a board and volunteer team of Christians. Along with helping orphans in various nations when God provides the opportunity we have an on-going commitment to care for over 120 orphans in Kenya and this number is increasing.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. With sadness but also with complete trust in our sovereign God and optimism for what is to come we have to announce the elimination of the project 001 Haven of Hope Center in Escuintla, Guatemala. Funds have been limited as we need to increase our number of monthly donors and we were not receiving enough donations each month starting at the end of 2016 and entering into 2017 to be able to pay salaries to our staff operating the center. After informing the staff and giving them two months payment to help in this transition they decided not to continue the work although we were going to continue to offer monthly support to this center as The Hope Movement is the founder and operator of this center and just operate with volunteers as we do with our other centers and less days a week. So the center under The Hope Movement will temporarily close and we will work on raising funds to reopen in Escuintla in another location if it's God’s will and focusing more on planting a church, evangelism, Christian education in a school for children with the greatest financial needs and nutrition. In the meantime we have three other projects in Guatemala which are providing the same services in Nuevo Amanacer (Project 003), San Juan Sacatepequez (Project 004) and Villa Lobos (Project 005). We will also be working on evangelistic missions to many areas including Escuintla. Along with our work in Guatemala we are now caring for orphans and widows in Africa and expanding our spread of the Gospel to many nations including the United States.
On April 8, 2017 group of volunteers worked at our transformed vacant lot on North Ave. in Baltimore City which is now the Haven of Hope Community Garden. We put up a small banner in the front of the garden which says "Need Prayer" and a Bible verse from Romans. As we were working in the garden people began to come to us seeking prayer not for things but for a change in their life. One lady came running up to us and asked where was the sign about Grace. I had just moved the sign to the side and she said I have been clean for 5 months and everytime I walk past this Garden I look at that sign and it reminds me of God's grace and my need to change. The sign says Grace is not an excuse to remain in your sin but a reason to love him more fully. The gospel was preached as many came seeking prayer and seeds were planted. To God be the glory.
Missions is an Impossibility apart from the Power of God. All men of every culture are born radically depraved, at enmity with God, and restraining the truth. The conversion of a man and the advancement of missions are an absolute impossibility apart from the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of the individual and the life of the church. Many church growth strategies and mission methodologies often overlook this essential truth.
The Hope Movement teaches pastors, church elders, teachers and all Christians how to preach the Gospel by breaking down the Bible teaching the profound truths that can be found by analyzing each verse rather simply teaching a topical message. At times topical messages are necessary in order to discuss certain church issues and to help in discipling the body of Christ. Topical messages should be rare and we should preach and teach verse by verse to help avoid misinterpretations, reveal hidden truths and gain a greater knowledge of God and his plan for humanity. In teaching the Bible verse by verse we find the answers to all of our questions, expose sin and draw us to a closer relationship with God as 2 Timothy 3:16-17 states all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
God has provided a wheelchair for this precious little girl in El Salvador. The Hope Movement is honored to be used by God for His glory and to partner with our dear brother Oscar Alfaro.