Stories of God's work in the lives of orphans, widows, pastors, and churches through the ministry of Hopegivers International. Dr. Samuel Thomas, president of Hopegivers, shares a story each week of how Jesus is transforming lives in India and around the world.
The Orphan Launches a Hope Home
20:48It is amazing how the Lord places a desire in the hearts of His children to serve others. Hopegiver’s Orphans are raising up future leaders who raise future leaders. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it, build in vain. May the Lord bring us more children and donors who would build them houses. If you would like to sponsor a Hope Home, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Planting a Church
18:09God uses orphans in the bible and he is still using orphans today to change nations! “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel”. The children who grow into men and decide to be pastors are the ones taking the gospel into villages that oppose the name of Jesus. Hear stories of the brave men and women who have lost their lives for the gospel. What beautiful examples of total surrender. If you would like to donate towards pastor support, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Graduation and the Martyr’s Oath
17:06Learn how Emmanuel Bible Institute began and the different paths students can take. Dr. Sam and Jay explain what a martyr is and what it means in the lives of the ministry’s graduates. Learn what it means to honor Christ with your feet in spreading the gospel. What is true surrender? If you would like to donate towards the bikes that graduates receive at graduation, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Love and Marriage
21:13This fun, lighthearted episode is full of stories about marriage unions, arranged marriage, and marriage for love. What is the secret to a love that endures even persecution? May we learn to serve the Lord together as we surrender our desires to serve one another! Please go to www.hopegivers.org to find out more about Hopegivers International.
18:06Find out What happens to a Hopegiver’s child once they graduate highschool. This podcast will answer which children go to the bible college, what curriculum is used, and what happens after graduation. The Lord uses the least likely people to go on His God-sized endeavors. “Jesus never said, ‘understand me, he said, follow me’”. - Dr. Sam Thomas. Please go to www.hopegivers.org to find out more or to support the bible college students.
24:00This is such a fun episode! Listen to these incredible stories of celebrations in the HopeHomes. Jay Holland shares his very own experience of Christmas Day in India. Christmas caroling at its finest and generosity at its utmost. What a beautiful joyful experience and a tiny glimpse of Heaven. Please go to www.hopegivers.org to find out more or to give for a Hope Chest.
Blessed to be a Blessing
16:56“God’s truths are not bricks to be thrown at people, they are the bread of life to feed the people. The world is not looking for the gospel according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The world is looking for the gospel according to you.” This episode is full of examples of the transforming work of Christ. How the gospel changes people who extend their transformation to others. For more information, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Teenagers Who are Lions for the Lord
18:18What are teenagers like in India? How do they differ from teenagers in the United States? Several stories of young adults who have grown up in HopeHomes, their determination to love and stand up for a living God is inspiring! A special story of one girl who was kidnapped from the home and her response to the government will encourage you. For more information, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Living by Faith
15:14Several times a day, the children pause to get on their knees and pray earnestly for our donors and struggling family members. They praise the Lord and ask Jehovah Jireh to provide. The children witness first hand the faithfulness of God because they faithfully pray. They trust deeply that the Lord provides! Dr. Sam tells a recent story of a surprise encounter with a mystery woman. This story will encourage your faith. The Lord is sovereign indeed! For more information, please go to www.hopegivers.org.
Adjusting to a Hope Home
17:54All sunshine and roses? In this episode, Dr. Sam and Jay discuss some of the difficulties of adoption. Both in the homes in India and as we are adopted into the family of God. In our flesh, it can be difficult to exchange our familiar “less-than” for the goodness God has to offer. For more information, please go to www.hopegivers.org.