Mission Hope – What We Do

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Teaching in Mongolia

Mission Hope International is a non-profit team aiding church multipliers around the world.

We equip pastors and leaders with effective tools for making disciples and multiplying churches. Much of this work happens in developing nations.

I’ve done this for many years and on every continent so I raise  money for airplane tickets so I can do this at no cost for people who can’t otherwise afford to ask me to come. No one on the field pays for anything other than food and a place for me to sleep (if you would like semi-regular updates please email rm.missionhope@gmail.com, include the word, “update” in the subject line).

By raising funds, we’re able to serve:

  • Embryonic church-planting networks.
  • Groups that can’t afford to pay airfare, etc.
  • Church multiplication in developing nations.

Why We Do It

We do it because it works!

Studies show that disciplemaking and church multiplicaton are the keys to bringing Christ to the world. While everyone dreams of launching a mega-church, they only comprise about two percent of all congregations… and they don’t work in a host of places. Church planting helps us penetrate, A) Nations where Christians are persecuted. B) Diverse people groups in urban areas. C) Rural populations.

Our experience in Hawaii is an example of the benefits of church multiplication. While church attendance dropped from 23 percent  to 20 percent of the population over the past three decades it skyrocketed in Hawaii from four percent to 37 percent. Just a glance in a telephone book (if you can find one) will tell you why — Hawaii became the hotspot for church multiplication in the United States since the early 1980s.

Been To Lots Of Places

This has taken me to a wide assortment of places, but that is where you find the embryonic church multiplication movements. I’ve taught in: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

Everyone Is A Volunteer

Mission Hope has no paid employees – everyone on the team volunteers their time. Aaron Suzuki, who co-founded Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay (now Anchor Church) recently joined the crew, coaching American church planters. His experience and contact network put him in touch with needs everywhere. John Honold, Sugiyoshi Suzuki and Fumizaki Chito cover a lot of ground in Japan and Chito translates books. Everyone serves out of love for the Lord of the Harvest.

We’ve also funded the translation and publishing of disciplemaking/multiplication books in several foreign languages outside of Japan and the U.S. and occasionally invest funds to aid pastors facing emergencies or burnout.

You Can Help

While we’re working desperately to get U.S. churches to move from addition growth to growth through multiplication, it is happening with increasing speed overseas. I spend lots of time in Nepal, which now boasts the fastest church growth in the world. As an example, Mongolia is gunning for 5 percent of the population attending churches they planted since 1989 when there were just five Christ-followers in the country after the collapse of Communism.

This ministry takes money. If you’ve read this far, you probably care about the Great Commission. It is doable and with your help I get to contribute to the cause. Please consider donating with the button below, or even adding Mission Hope to your church missions budget…