Over the next seven months, Lee Roberts ('78, right), Kevin Carlson (former SJBC student) and Mike Borgaard ('83, left) will join the Hope of the Nations ministry started in 2006 by alumnus Harold ('85, center) and Coni Knepper as they minister to the people of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika one of the longest and deepest lakes in the world. The expanding ministry now has 14 people supporting it (including former students, Jim and Julie Hansen).
Lee and Kevin will head over to teach Revelation and biblical archaeology/anthropology in November and Mike plans to teach from Genesis next April. Former SJBC Professor and Executive Vice President Roger Edrington will also be assisting in the near future.
The primary focus of their well-rounded ministry is to operate a Bible college where they depend on many visiting pastors to teach including alumni Chris ('85) and Debi Blair, Trey Hinkle ('90), Scott ('02) and Janet McGee and Issac Serrano ('07). Alumnus Stan ('84) and Linda (former student) Faddis have helped with graduation ceremonies over the years.
Hope of the Nations also oversees an English primary school instructing grades K-7 where alumna Graciela Marques-Hahn has provided many resources. Their organization also run a kids club (reaching nearly 1500 kids per week) provides health care, vocational training, women’s Bible studies, youth ministry groups and outreach programs to nearby villages.
Please join me in praying for this ministry and for Lee, Kevin and Mike as the prepare to travel abroad. For more information on this organization please click HERE.