Hope Ascending builds self-sustainable platforms for indigenous compassion ministries so the Gospel may flow freely into communities.
OUR MISSION IS . . .
To end injustice toward the poor while growing God’s Church on the front lines of urgent need in India and Nepal.
The unequal allocation of power, resources, and opportunities in Indian society results in prejudice, marginalisation, and exclusion of lower-caste people groups from mainstream resources and social opportunities.
Psalm 68:6 “God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.”
1000’s of Christians are being Persecuted in India 2023
Hundreds of churches are being burnt to the ground. Innocent families and children are being thrown into jail. Pastors are being caned and stoned to death.
John 15: 18-21
Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.”
Every Dollar You Donate is Invested in the lives of the People you see in these photos.
What exactly do we do?
This is Cornerstone School
Our #1 Funding Priority
Our aim is to change the tide of oppression waged against those who live outside the margin of human dignity – starting with children.
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!
Thank you Rockport. MA Baptist VBS parents and local church-goers for providing the funding to build two new classrooms for our school located in Haryana India.
Two New Classrooms
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
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.
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 the Homeless
We provide medical assistance and organize medical and 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!
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.
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 per week. There are five total weeks totaling $175 per student.
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 costs $7,000.
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Hope Ascending builds relationships with pastors in India for the purpose of offering tangible support to the people of India. The founder of Hope Ascending makes extended trips to India regularly to meet the pastors, build relationships, assess needs, and ensure accountability. The great strength of Hope Ascending is the strong relational bonds which are formed and nurtured.
I discovered Hope Ascending several years ago and was attracted by Carl’s passion to aid families in need. I was also attracted to the organization because 100% of my donation goes directly to aiding the children and families.
Hope Ascending reaches into India to support a brighter future for children living in slums. Children are provided with the necessities to go to school.
The founder of Hope Ascending, has traveled there yearly to join pastors on treks into the far reaches of rural India. He has developed valued friendships and honors the culture. All money given to Hope Ascending goes directly towards funding self-sustaining projects and education.
We have been so inspired by Carl’s self sacrificing work with Hope Ascending. He has brought supplies, encouragement and hope as well as funding schools and meeting the daily needs of many . We are honored to be associated with this ministry.
I really love the work that Hope Ascending is doing to help the impoverished in India. Working with residents of India in order to determine what is needed most is so important in this type of work. This is especially true now, during the pandemic, where India is one of the hardest hit by covid.
We have been donating to Hope Ascending primarily because we believe in their mission and we have seen great results from their work. Many have been helped by this organization in both great and small ways.
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.
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.
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!
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