Latest News: February 2020

Helping Hands International’s President and Founder, Ron Ashpole, had the privilege to speak with Ashland Christian Fellowship on 02/02/20.  We encourage you to listen to the entire message but, particularly Ron’s section (starting around the 52 minute mark), which focused on being mission-minded.  If you would like to join Helping Hands International on a future service project, or become a financial supporter, please visit our Trip Registration and/or Donate page today! God bless you.

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

Latest News: January 2020

Helping Hands International has been busy this month finalizing our 2020 Service Project calendar, coordinating with Team Leaders to roll-out our new online Trip Registration process and continuing to support the projects we committed to complete at the end of 2019.  To the latter end, we are happy to announce we have 12 confirmed, and 3 to be announced, Service Projects posted on our “Find My Trip” page.  (If you are interested in volunteering with HHI in 2020, we recommend you submit an Interest Form ASAP as approximately 10% of our total volunteer count in 2019 has already registered.)  We are also happy to announce that the well drilling in the Mathare slums is well underway (pun intended)! Drilling started on 1/17/20, was completed by 1/19/20, and we are now proceeding with water purification tests and identifying the best pump for the location. This would not have been possible without your generous donations – THANK YOU!  If you would like to be come a financial supporter of Helping Hands International, please visit our Donate page today. 

https://youtu.be/hCGIF_LXFk4

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

Find My Trip

Register for a 2020 volunteer opportunity by following our three step Trip Registration process.

Clean Water

Thanks to your generous donations in December 2019, Helping Hands International was able to start drilling a clean water well on 1/17/20 at the Mcedo School in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  The drilling was completed on 1/19/20 and we are now proceeding with water purification tests and identifying the best pump for the location.  Please pray blessing on this process and ultimately on the children at the local school who, Lord willing, will have clean water for the first time in months!

Calling Financial Supporters

Did you know that Helping Hands International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that receives 100% of their funds from individuals and a handful of Corporate Sponsors?  Why is that important?  Because it shows that this is a work the Lord has wanted to complete for more than 15 years!  HHI has, and continues to, run an extremely lean organization that gives more than 300 volunteers a year the opportunity to share the love of God by providing practical hands-on care through annual Service Projects.  We also regularly fund projects that address clean water needs, education, child sponsorship programs, homelessness etc.  Will you consider joining our list of financial supporters today to continue this legacy?

Latest News: December 2019

Helping Hands International had an amazing opportunity to participate in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday campaign,

which gave our non-profit THE CHANCE TO DOUBLE EVERY DOLLAR DONATED through HHI’s Facebook fundraiser

(up to $100k and $20k per individual donation) on 12/3/19Thank you for considering and giving to HHI during this

one day fundraiser!  We are happy to report that, thanks to your generous gifts, we were able to raise over $85k which

will help us continue making a difference in 2020 and beyond – thank you!  

 

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

P.S. Click here for a copy of our latest Quarterly Newsletter or recent article in The Christian Journal.  God bless!

Save the Date

We asked everyone to “Save the Date” for December 3, 2019 for a chance to double donations given to HHI through Facebook before year-end and, you did!

Personal Fundraisers, On Behalf of HHI

We were so grateful to see individuals create their own Facebook Giving Tuesday fundraisers, on behalf of Helping Hands International Inc., to raise money this month for specific Service Projects!  This approach was especially impactful for our Rakwaro, Kenya School building project, which started raising funds for Phase One.  THANK YOU to everyone who took time to create personal Facebook fundraisers on HHI’s behalf and give to these projects!

The Results Are In!

Thanks to your generous donations, Helping Hands International, Inc. raised more than $85k during Giving Tuesday, approximately $73k of which we expect to be eligible for the Facebook match (but won’t know for sure until mid-January 2020) and more than $35k of which will be specifically designated to go toward Phase One of the Rakwaro, Kenya School Building project!  Congratulations to everyone who took time on 12/3/19 to give – your efforts did not go unnoticed and will be used in 2020 to continue bringing help and hope to hurting people!

 

News: November 2019

Helping Hands International had a great turnout at our 2019 Annual Celebration Banquet with more than 230

attendees who gave donations totaling above $75k!  We are also happy to report that we were able to send off

our team of 10 HHI Volunteers to Rakwaro, Kenya!  To read more about this Service Project, click here.  If you

are interested in financially supporting HHI, please visit our Donate page, or volunteering with us in the future,

please visit our Calendar and Trip Registration pages.

To God be the Glory!

Helping Hands International Staff

Jacksonville, OR, USA

We held our annual Celebration Banquet in a new facility this year and we are happy to report it was a success!  More than 60% of our participants were new to this event and many commented on how blessed they were to listen to Ron Ashpole, Leslie Ashpole, and Tim Plankenhorn testify about how God worked through HHI Staff and Volunteers in 2019.  Everyone also enjoyed our year-end video – click the above picture and to check it out!

Rakwaro, Kenya

Here are a few quotes from our HHI Team Leader Crissy who led a team of 10 HHI Volunteers at the end of October through mid November to Kenya: “We loaded up 30 suitcases with 1500 pounds of supplies! It was organized chaos and an incredible amount of teamwork and donations came together.” – Crissy Christian (10/22/19); “Just landed in Nairobi.” – Crissy Christian (10/30/19); “Had a great day today.” – Crissy Christian (10/31/19); “Shade net progress” – Crissy Christian (11/2/19).  We invite you to see more of her updates on the Kenya Service Project page.  Finally, if you have not consider donating to our Child Sponsorship program, click here to see how you can help!

Online

Helping Hands International has an amazing opportunity to participate in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday campaign, which gives us THE CHANCE TO DOUBLE EVERY DOLLAR DONATED to HHI, through Facebook, on 12/3/19!  Would you consider giving on 12/3/19 to help us continue making a difference in 2020?

News: October 2019

Helping Hands International has been busy with a few of projects this month, including an Inner City Outreach

to San Francisco, California, a Missions Outreach opportunity at Table Rock Fellowship (see video below) and a

Service Project to Kenya. 

See how God used HHI Volunteers, to bring help and hope to hurting people by sharing the love of Jesus through

practical means (which ranged from homeless street ministry, to installing lights, to repairing doors a local

YWAM base), and through the teaching and preaching of our own Founder, Ron Ashpole, at three serves at Table

Rock Fellowship.  Click the YouTube Video below to hear about what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus! 

We also have a group of volunteers heading to Kenya at the end of this month to serve those in need in Rakwaro –

please be praying for them as they prepare to leave!

Finally, this month we are planning to hold our annual HHI Celebration Banquet, scheduled for October 26, 2019

at Bigham Knoll’s Ballroom in Jacksonville, OR (e.g. near the SchoolHaus Brewhaus).  We invite you to join us to

hear more about how our 2019 Service Projects have impacted the lives of those we serve as well as our HHI

Volunteers.  If you are interested in coming to this event, please Contact Us today as space is limited.

To God be the Glory!

Helping Hands International Staff

San Francisco, CA, USA

We completed a Inner City Outreach project in the San Francisco Bay area in order to show the love of Jesus to the homeless and make needed repairs to local YWAM facility.  A special thanks to the nine (9) person team of volunteers who went to this area, despite the power outages across the State and fires in surrounding areas, to provide practical hands-on care to those in need!

Central Point, OR, USA

Our Founder, Ron Ashpole, was invited to preach at three services at Table Rock Fellowship.  While he shared about Helping Hands International’s short term missions, he more importantly addressed how each of us is equipped to serve the Lord, whether at home or abroad.  We all have something to give when it comes to serving others for the Lord!  Would you consider allowing God to use you to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  We invite you to volunteer with us today!

Rakwaro, Kenya

Approximately 10 volunteers will be serving in Rakwaro, Kenya for almost two weeks to meet the needs of Helping Hands International’s Child Sponsorship program and Christian Dream School.  Specific projects this year will include building a drip irrigation system, installing shade nets and a walking bridge!

News: 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 below).  See how God used HHI Volunteers to bring help and hope to hurting

people by sharing the love of Jesus 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 Bigham Knoll’s Ballroom in

Jacksonville, OR (e.g. near the SchoolHaus Brewhaus), to hear more about how these projects impacted the lives of locals

and HHI Volunteers.

To God be the Glory!

Helping Hands International Staff

 

Malawi, Africa

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.

Outback, Alaska

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.

Medford, Oregon

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.

Helping Hands International

Helping Hands International is a nondenominational Christian Organization dedicated to sending teams throughout the world to bring help and hope to hurting people. Sharing the love of God through practical help is our primary Goal.

Financial Accountability

We adhere to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) Standards and are in the process of obtaining membership. For more information on the ECFA “Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship” Please visit their website at: http://www.ecfa.org .

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