Building Community | Restoring Hope

LOVE

Love is the most essential ingredient when it comes to healing the broken nature of children living in poverty. Love helps to build trust and compassion for others.

EDUCATION

Everyone deserves an education. Many children are caught in a vicious cycle of having to work the streets for their family income. We get them tutored and into school.

HEALTH CARE

Poor water quality, air pollution
lack of sanitation, and proper hygiene all contribute toward a health epidemic that affects the poor. We organize Medical Camps and invest in their health.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

We work directly with groups of marginalized castes and tribals who are powerless when it comes to determining goals for their futures.

The children on this website live in a very poor sector of northern India. Some live on the street. Some live in a rag-picker’s slum. We are committed toward educating them and helping them leave behind the poverty into which they were born.

India is a country in Southeast Asia that is bordered by China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.  Life expectancy is 66 years-old.  The mortality rate for children under five is 56/1000. 41.6% of the population lives below $1.25 a day, and 75.6% of the population lives on less than $2 a day.

Hope Ascending aims to change the trajectory of generational poverty one child at a time.

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What we do . . .

EDUCATE CHILDREN

Without the proper education, children who live in slums will be caught in a perpetual cycle of generational poverty. They need extra attention and tutoring in English. The higher educational system in India requires that all students complete their studies in English. This is where we excel.

FEED THE POOR

Great migrations of people move accross the sub-continent in search of better employment in the cities. The promise of work is not always there. Slums abound and many die of malnutrician. We have a team that cooks and distributes food to the poor. In this way, we are building relationships.

BUILD SELF SUSTAINABILITY

We identify, create and manage self-sustaining indigenous programs by matching individual talents and strengths with available vocational resources. We create trustworthy Indian partnerships through a grassroots directed strategy. This creates independence and respect in the community.

DEVELOP LEADERSHIP

We identify young, trustworthy, faithful and hard-working Indian leaders who understand the necessity to be self-sustaining. We establish partnerships by spending lots of quality time with them. We mentor them and provide ministry training as well.

We aim to change the tide of oppression waged against those who live outside the margin of human dignity.

23.6% (or about 276 million people) of the population earn less than $1.25 a day.

Where’s it go?

Every dollar received goes to the field!

Every dollar that is donated is invested in helping to lift children out of poverty and for building self-sustainability in poor communities. We are a volunteer organization. All expenses are paid for “out-of-pocket” by members of our board.

The way in which we work is by partnering with local church leaders in India and Nepal to restore Hope to populations that have been disenfranchised by their societies.

We work with faithful, hard working, indigenous pastors who have proven track-records for helping the poor.

Recent Projects:

Each year, we purchase and distribute warm winter jackets for children who attend our tutoring centers and for their friends who live in the adjacent slum. Each year, we buy about 250 coats for $1,250.

Winter Jackets

We purchased and distributed warm quilts in February to families living in a tented community along the highway. We’ve been feeding them and developing a good relationship with them. The Gospel speaks to people on many levels. $35 each.

Warm Quilts for Homeless

We outfitted a school with 60 new desk and bench sets. They are welded steel and will last a long tome. Total cost was $1,800

Desks & Benches

We provide school uniforms and shoes for children who cannot afford them and who live in Indian slums. You should see their faces when they first put on their school uniform!

School Uniforms

Clean driking water is a luxury for the poor in India. We purchase water filtration systems for schools so that the children may drink safe water throughout the day.  One system costs $250.

Water Purifiers

We provide medical assistance and organize medical/health camps for communities of migrants and groups of Dalit peoples. A medical camp for 250 people costs us just $400. This pays for two doctors, a nurse, medicine and vitamins!

Medical Assistance

We provide bibles for new believers because they often do not have access to them and cannot afford them. Bibles cost us between $5 and $10 each depending on the language and quality.

Bibles

We underwrite the cost of ministry training for groups of indigenous new Christians who wish to spread the Gospel accross cultural boundaries. It costs $35 per person for a ten day 24/7 intensive course. Groups of 12 cost us $420 for all materials and food.

Ministry Training

The leaders with whom we partner come from poor backgrounds. They are devoted servants of God and willing to do anything to help those in need. We buy them their first vehicle so their ministries to the poor will be successful and more effective.  Motorcycles cost us around $1,200 and a new minivan goes for $7,000.

Vehicles

Hope Ascending builds self-sustainable platforms for indigenous compassion ministries so the Gospel may flow freely into communities.

What are people saying?

Thankful to God for Hope Ascending. I could have never dreamt to become what I am becoming now without your help, encouragement, love and support. I wish other people felt the same way as you about raising up leaders in north India and Nepal. Every single penny you’ve invested is worth so much more in HIS kingdom. May God lead you step by step to even greater heights.

M.P.

Hope Ascending is raising up a new generation of leaders, mentoring mature pastors, and strengthening churches in India. Together, we are sharing the Gospel of Christ’s love through action to the rejected, neglected, and destitute. Pastors in India have many dreams to do God’s work, but after working with Hope Ascending, those dreams have come true. We have a lot to do to extend His Kingdom. I really thank God for your dedication, sacrifice, love and care for my family and ministry.

R.M.

I appreciate the work that Hope Ascending is doing in India and Nepal. They have connected with the right local partners and are seeing great results! Many rag picker children are now getting an education and filled with hope! Keep up the awesome work!

Ps. Scott

About 600 million people, more than half India’s population, are under 25 years old; no country has more young people.

This, combined with the fact that almost 90% of India’s population belong to Unreached People Groups, it’s the youth that are our focus. Just as the future belongs to our children, Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. . . . “

No one deserves to be told who they are.

Transforming people from disenfranchised Caste – Identities to New Creations in Christ

Here, our children line up for morning prayer before they begin their lessons in Math, English, Hindi and Science.

We address the causes of poverty by empowering socially excluded communities who face discrimination based on caste, ethnicity, religion and gender.

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Unreached People Group Statistics

An unreached people group is “a people group within which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to evangelize them.” There are 11,757 Unreached Ethnicities (UPG’s) in the world.

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Facts About India

India’s astounding diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is unique and unparalleled. The society of vast subcontinent, varied and complex in its rich heritage, is among the oldest in the world.

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