HIMAfrica-HIMIndia is the ministry of Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins, in partnership with Hope Builders Ministries in Africa and India, Helping Indigenous Missions. Our Mission is to “Equip, Encourage and Empower Indigenous Missions” to train pastors, plant churches and make disciples for Jesus Christ in Africa and India.
This mission is a “partnership in the Gospel” with the goal of the “furtherance of the Gospel” as we help our brothers and sisters in the “defense of the Gospel.” The ultimate GOAL is that we all “walk worthy of the Gospel as we work “side by side for the faith of the Gospel.” Philippians 1
You can read more on HBMin.org.
To fulfill our mission we provide training for pastors and leaders, and strategy for making disciples and planting churches in the Indigenous Church. The strategy HBM provides is called the “one on three disciple making program.” Materials (Bibles and three year pastoral training and six month Disciple Makers Program) are also made available to the leaders and churches who disciple others, 2 Timothy 2:2.
As of the close of 2017 over 10,000 Zambian pastors have participated in the 3 year Bible training program overseen by 10 Regional Leaders in partnership with Hope Builders Ministries Zambia. Since 2016 2000 Christians have participated in the Disciple Makers Program which is growing every day.
Jeff Hawkins is the “coordinator” for HBMin.org in Zambia and India traveling to these countries once or twice in a year to encourage, train and provide accountability for the U.S. partners supporting them. In turn he also represent the Indigenous Ministries to churches and individuals in the USA. Jeff serves in HBM’s social and web ministries and on the HBM Board of Directors.
IN February 2013 HBM
INDIA was organized. Jeff has returned to India annually to build upon this foundation. Today the ministry includes Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Orissa States. Stephen Prasad is thee director in Andhra Pradesh and works with over 50 fellow pastors providing pastoral training and the Disciple Makers Program to over 3000 churches. 3000 more are being organized and trained in Telangana under the leadership of Prabhukiran. The 1 on 3 HUB model of disciple-making continues to be effective in multiplying the mission rapidly.