Religion, Spiritual Development


New York City, NY


Hope is a Christian, non-denominational, and non-profit organization working in partnership with local leaders and churches in rural Guatemala to effect lasting change in their communities. We do this by building long-term partnerships with local churches and ministries training leaders and developing culturally appropriate programs that share the Gospel of Christ through Biblical, Medical, and School education.

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Principal Officer

Rev. Richard Carey

Main Address

154 Hester Street

New York City, NY 10013 USA


Guatemala Missions





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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What we aim to solve

The rural areas of Quiche, Guatemala are filled with talented, creative, capable hard-working people who are doing their best to care for their families and communities. They are not asking for charity. They are looking for the opportunity to address their personal and community needs in the face of limited educational and economic opportunities. Schools at best provide education up to the sixth grade with an inconsistent school calendar. The agrarian economy is largely dependent on coffee which is controlled by profit margins of entities far away. The opportunity for medical care is inconsistent and the majority are hours away from a diagnosis and medicine. And most importantly the spiritual communities are often led by well-meaning but poorly trained leaders.

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H.O.P.E. Bible Mission (HBM) has four core objectives which will affect long term change in the community. 1. Strengthen the local churches through Biblical education of the leaders and helping to develop ministries in the church and community. 2. Provide accessible basic medical care through regular clinics provided by medical volunteers and education of local first responders. 3. Provide long term change through offering middle school and high school education. 4. Starting economic partnership initiatives with local leaders

HBM is responding to these needs based on two foundational principles. First that the basis for all solutions is Spiritual and we begin with the local church. We believe that the transformation that occurs when accepting Christ as Savior is what motivates leaders to care for others. The Spiritual solution through Christ gives hope to keep working in the face of adversity providing an eternal perspective. Discipled churches share this hope with others. Spiritually transformed church communities care for the needs of their communities as an expression of the love of Christ. The second foundational principle is that all solutions occur with partnership. The need is for partnership not paternalism. True change will only occur through programs and projects where resources from all those involved are pooled to achieve solutions. We believe that our brothers and sisters of the rural communities are vital partners as together we each provide our strengths and experience. Based on these two principles HBM in partnership with local ministries continues to develop the following programs: Biblical Leadership - As Biblical leaders are trained they become the partners to share the hope of Christ with their communities through evangelism and addressing the physical needs of the communities. The churches may not have the financial resources or experience to fully address the needs of the communities. HBM works in partnership with these leaders to find solutions and resources. Medical Clinics - Volunteer medical workers from Guatemala City and the monthly to the communities to address the immediate needs of the community. Donated financial and medical resources are also provided to ease the medical needs. Regional clinics are established as a base to extend the care to a larger geographical area. First Responder Training – In coordination with the Medical Clinics is a long-term program of training local first responders for the communities for when a trained medical worker is not available. Many of these First Responders are from the local churches though the program is open to all in the community. Run:Hope Program – Since local education ends at the 6th grade there is a cooperation with the local church leaders, other community leaders, and parents to offer middle school education. The program provides financial assistance for 50% of each student. The program also provides teacher scholarships for further education since the majority of teacher have not had the opportunity for college education. The principle behind the teacher scholarship is the need for raising the level of quality in the education. Each school has specific community projects to build a sense of civic duty. Economic Initiatives – At present HBM has a partnership with local coffee growers to provide a market in the U.S. for their product providing at least 25% increase in income.

HBM is uniquely prepared to address these challenges in the rural communities for three reasons: 1. Partnership – HBM has developed and has key partnerships with National ministries that are geared for their areas of focus. AGAPE ministry is the partner for church discipleship. Salud Que Transforma is the medical ministry partner. HBM is presently in the process of developing the Run:Hope education ministry. And HBM is working with Café de la Esperanza. 2. Local Relationships – HBM has been working in the rural communities of Guatemala since 1997. With strong experience and relationships HBM has been able to develop culturally appropriate programs. 3. Ministry Team - HBM has a strong ministry team on the ground in Guatemala composed entirely of Guatemalans.

Biblical Leadership Program 1. Expansion of the program into new communities 2. Monitoring the ability of the participants to implement the teaching into their respective congregations Medical Programs 1. All clinics and volunteer medical programs provide monthly reports providing treatment information and medicines dispensed 2. Progress of education programs is measured by improvements in local care. For example, after three years midwife training in one community there as a 90% drop in cases of infant mortality Run:Hope Program 1. Progress of the student population is closely monitored through student reports on a quarterly basis 2.Each teacher who participates in the scholarship program provides monthly reports of expenditures and progress 3. All schools receive monthly monitoring visits from the Run:Hope team and professional development visits twice yearly from professional educators 4. Twice yearly professional development conferences which includes evaluations of the programs

Biblical Leadership 1. Two programs completed the four-year program with the successful graduation of 23 leaders 2. Three programs will continue into 2020 3. Two new programs will begin in new locations in 2020 4. An association of churches is being formed in Chel to partner with HBM, AGAPE and Salud que Transforma in the development of a Community Clinic and Training Center Medical Programs 1. The LaPerla Clinic was recognized as the top clinic program in the Anacafe association 2. The prenatal program has continued to result in almost zero occurrences of infant mortality 3. The Chel clinic has been operational for one year and will be moved to the Community Clinic and Training Center in 2020 4. The First Responders program which took a pause in 2019 will begin after the completion of the Community Clinic and Training Center Run:Hope Program 1. 220 students successfully completed the school year 2. 23 teachers completed a full year of college training 3. Two schools completed their community service projects 4. 28 teachers have applied for scholarships in the college program Site visits have been complete for the potential addition of a new community in 2020

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