Update as of: September, 2019
Helping Hands International has been busy with several Service Projects this Summer, including trips to Africa, India, Mexico and within the USA.
See how God used HHI Volunteers to bring help and hope to hurting people by sharing the love of God through practical means, which ranged from building homes, to repairing wells, to demolishing walls, to sharing the love of God by showing the Jesus film!
We also invite you to browse our web site and save the date for our annual HHI Celebration Banquet, scheduled for October 26, 2019 at Cascade Christian High School, to hear more about how these projects impacted the lives of locals and HHI Volunteers.
To God be the Glory,
Helping Hands International Staff
We completed a scouting trip to a small village in the
area in order to connect with a Southern Oregon
missionary from Ashland Christian Fellowship and
assess future projects in the area. A three (3) person
team of volunteers visited this missionary and looked
at the possibility of completing miscellaneous building
projects, helping local school children and starting a
child sponsorship program in 2020. Everything looks
great for sending future teams!
Andhra Pradesh, India
We completed a scouting trip to connect with a local pastor who HHI has been in contact with for over a decade and who oversees a local orphanage. Besides the privilege of walking in the Pastors’ shoes for over a week (e.g. attending baptisms, one house dedication, a local wedding and dowry service), we also spoke at four church services and ultimately committed to coming back in 2020 to finish building the orphanage facility for the 30 orphans.
Vicente Guerrero, Mexico
We sent four (4) teams, with a total of approximately 175 volunteers, to Mexico this year and were able to successfully build a total of eleven (11) homes.
Kiwawa & Rakwaro, Kenya
In Kiwawa we were able to fix three wells that were close to 140-170 feet deep and ultimately provided water for approximately 1,000 people. We also showed the Jesus film, saw responses that ranged from crying to some people coming forward to give their live’s to Christ, to people being baptized. In Rakwaro, we were able to visit the Christian Dream School sponsored by HHI, interact with the locals and present three goats to families of sponsored children.
A group of 28 volunteers (comprised of Fireman/EMTs, Contractors, Engineers, Pastors, Doctors, Nurses, young people of retired individuals) served at Covenant Bible Camp (outside of Unalakleet). During this trip, we were able to complete several projects, including but not limited to: built two (2) cold weather cabins (including posts, beam foundations, decks, railing, stairs), insulated walls and sub-floors, built four (4) single bunks, four (4) benches and four (4) new sawhorses, hauled trees and brush and raised $361 for scholarship fund through the sales of Cayak T-shirts.
Approximately 40 volunteers served over 7 days to demolish a retired fire station for Youth71five Ministry, which plans to finish construction on what will ultimately be a two-story youth center in the heart of downtown Medford that will allow them to build mentoring relationships with at-risk youth.