"Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation." (Romans 15:20)
Handfuls Of Purpose is a non-profit ministry dedicated to carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Great Commission is a great spiritual process with a great global purpose. "The Lord is...not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) Therefore, the last recorded words of Jesus before ascending into heaven were "ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8) The instructions of Matthew 28:19, 20 are clear, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." We are to go, reach, and teach. You can see from Acts 13 and 14 that Paul and Barnabas, on their first missionary journey, put into practice Jesus' instructions. Being sent forth by the church at Antioch, the early church missionaries started new churches, discipled converts, and from those converts pastors were appointed.
That's the pattern we, missionaries Ken and Debbie Haley, have strived to follow and maintain throughout our ministry in Benin and Ghana, West Africa since 1991.
Here are some of the ministries in place that help us achieve our goals in this biblical practice. 1. The Church Plant Project - A new village with no gospel witness in it is targeted for evangelism, and we, along with one of our established churches, plant a new church in that village. 2. The Bible Institute Program - Nationals are trained to become pastors of the new churches. 3. The Food For The Hungry Program - Few villagers have sufficient food for a day. Everyone attending our churches receives a portion of nutritious grain such as rice, beans, or corn. A family receives enough food for several days.
Handfuls Of Purpose, Inc.
"And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose..." Ruth 2:16
Handfuls Of Purpose, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Donations to HOP are tax deductible.