North Point Ministries has been a tremendous partner with HOI for a number of years. They have sent teams to work in communities in all three of HOI’s locations in Central America. Jim Erickson, Director of Training and Equipping for GlobalX of North Point Ministries, writes this about his church’s experience with HOI:
“HOI is an ideal partnership for our church. We love sending our people to the locations in Honduras and Nicaragua where HOI focuses their attention because HOI encourages a good blend of practical help and spiritual emphasis in the communities they are working. They are not simply giving handouts and going home. HOI works with the communities through relationships to offer practical solutions and long-lasting impact. Those receiving help demonstrate initiative and participate in the process.
This fits in well with our vision for short-term trips because we see them as opportunities for our people to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships through serving. And this vision works in the HOI communities. Our people return enthused by their new cross-cultural relationships, and by serving together, their faith grows. And we’ve discovered an added benefit. Many of those tasting the joy of serving on an HOI trip return and become more engaged in their home church.”
Director of Training and Equipping, GlobalX
North Point Ministries