Stories of Hope

Stories from our ministry fields around the world.

african children sitting under tree eating a meal
Niger
Claudia Elzinga

Pray for Niger

Niger is one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Many individuals there are barely surviving on scant incomes and meager farming resources. Your support of Words of Hope in Niger is providing much-needed income for evangelists in the country who would not otherwise be able to serve as ministers while also supporting their families.

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Niger
Claudia Elzinga

Leaving Home

Bahati did not have an easy start to life. She grew up in Niger, a country with high levels of poverty. Her first marriage ended in abuse and rejection at the hands of her husband. With two children to support, Bahati returned to her family’s home. She lived peacefully there for a time, but one day she heard a radio program that would change everything.

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Silhouette Mountain biking on the rock at sky sunset
Fundraising
Claudia Elzinga

Biking for Words of Hope

As registration for our Near + Far 5K takes off, Words of Hope had one of our Board of Directors take physical activity to the next level: Doug Van Beek had an idea to do his own Bike-A-Thon as

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Iran
Claudia Elzinga

Iranian Church

Last year as COVID-19 was sweeping the world, Sepideh, a newly-divorced Iranian woman, found herself forced to move back in with her parents. Lonely and discouraged, Sepideh was glad for the chance to reconnect with an old college roommate

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Albania
Claudia Elzinga

Good News. All Ways.

Words of Hope is committed to making the hope of the gospel accessible to people in all ways possible. Our supporters understand that around the world people interact with media differently, and so together we rely on our field

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Iran
Claudia Elzinga

Committed to Evangelism

Amir lives in Iran, where converting to Christianity is illegal and where sharing your faith can be persecuted with time in prison, or worse.  Despite the government trying to stop it, Christianity continues to spread in Iran, however. Many,

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