Healing Hands International 2016 Annual Report
Healing Hands International exists to extend the love of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world, allowing God to use our hands to carry Clean water well in Wantakra, Ghana
out His healing work.
Dear HHI partners, This annual report is a truly special one! In 2016 we celebrated 25 years of ministry that has impacted countless lives around the globe. I’m grateful for the vision and passion of Dr. Randy Steger who began this work and for the staff, board, volunteers, and donors who have built upon that foundation. This is God’s ministry and HE has done some truly amazing things through HIS work we call… Healing Hands International. I am truly humbled to serve as the next president. This ministry has quickly grabbed my heart and reminded me not only of God’s unconditional love, but also His call on us to be Jesus to the world. Providing clean, life-giving water for a village….teaching the hungry how to grow their own food….bringing indescribable joy to a child through our M.A.G.I. program….these things, and many more, are what HHI is all about. And we do these things through the resources you provide, always giving God all the glory! It is a pleasure to present this annual report, not only to thank you, but also to demonstrate the incredible impact your contributions and prayers are having in so many lives. We take seriously the trust you demonstrate when you make a gift to HHI. In addition to our gratitude, our pledge to you is one of good stewardship and transparency. Because of your generosity, Healing Hands International: • Drilled 84 wells and repaired 75 in our Clean Water program. We distributed 1,638 water filters worldwide. • Hosted 93 workshops in 11 different countries, training 4,091 people through our Agriculture program. • Rejoiced as eight of our vocational school girls in our Women of Hope program in Ghana gave their lives to Christ. • Continued our Education work in Haiti with Madalene Joseph and Bernadette St. Hubert serving as our directors there. • Sent our 200,000th box through our M.A.G.I. program history! We delivered 22,770 boxes this year to Honduras, Texas/Mexico, and Zambia. • Distributed nearly one million dollars worth of vitamins to 15 different mission points all over the world through our Medical program. • Shipped 23 containers of medical supplies, well drilling equipment, and M.A.G.I. boxes to 17 countries through our Shipping program. As you read through this report and see the faces of those we’ve served I hope you’ll be encouraged, inspired, and reminded that your partnership with us is all about people. Souls just like you and me are in need of the basics of life and the redeeming love of Christ. With deepest gratitude, ￼ Art Woods President
The total income for 2016 was $4,387,393. Expenses totaled $3,958,530 of which $3,526,900 (89.1%) was used for programs and reserves, $308,599 (7.8%) for administrative costs, and $123,031 (3.1%) for fundraising costs. Healing Hands recognizes that all resources are entrusted to us by God and therefore, we seek to be excellent stewards. You can find copies of our audited reports and IRS form 990s on our website at www.hhi.org. If you have any questions about our financial statements, please call Chris Gingles at 615-832-2000.
CLEAN WATER We drilled 84 clean water wells and restored 75 this year, opening the door to share the good news of Jesus Christ. HHI has drilled 876 wells in our history! We hosted 29 Walk4Water events with a total of 4,065 walkers raising the necessary funds for wells. We were also able to provide 1,638 Sawyer and Tiva water filters where successful water wells could not be drilled.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE We hosted 93 workshops in 11 countries and five U.S. states. We trained 4,091 people in sustainable agriculture methods, empowering them to feed themselves and their families. A large part of our Agriculture program this year was addressing famine in the southern parts of Africa, especially Zimbabwe through our Planting Seeds Saving Lives campaign. As a direct result, we have seen 15 baptisms, two water wells drilled, access to clean water for 3000 people, a monthâ€™s worth of emergency food rations for 140 households, and sustainable agriculture training for 767 individuals.
WOMEN OF HOPE We held a follow up meeting with many of the women who attended our business conference in Baja, Mexico last fall. The meeting gave us an opportunity to discuss business struggles, answer questions, and give encouragement. We conducted 14 Hope parties where we shared the story of our Women of Hope program. Our 100 Dorcas: Sewing for Jesus groups representing 11 states made over 20,000 items that were used in M.A.G.I. boxes, medical clinics, and disaster relief shipments.
EDUCATION We continued our native-led Education program in Haiti. Madelene Joseph and Bernadette St. Hubert worked tirelessly in the classrooms of four schools. Dr. Bobbie Solley continued to meet with them via Skype to train them further in best practices and review monthly reports. In November, money was sent to buy needed picture books, novels, and content area trade books.
M.A.G.I. We packed and sent a total of 22,770 M.A.G.I. boxes this year, making a godly impact in Honduras, Texas/Mexico border, and Zambia. Thank you to the 192 church groups, schools, individuals, and other groups who worked with us this year to fill these boxes.
DISASTER RELIEF In September, we responded to victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Response to this disaster included sending funds, food, water, and relief supplies. We also began a campaign to provide food and water relief as well as development to victims of the ongoing famine in southern Africa. Through that effort, 140 households, 50 individuals, and 120 children enrolled at Childhood Development Schools received a monthâ€™s supply of food rations.
MEDICAL We received a donation of nearly one million dollars worth of vitamins this year. With the help of our volunteers and partners, we redistributed them to 15 different mission points in Columbia, Haiti, Honduras, the Philippines, Mexico, Uganda, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Pictured below is the vitamin distribution and basic health teaching during a medical mission to the Philippines.
SHIPPING We shipped 23 containers of relief supplies, missionary belongings, well drilling equipment, and M.A.G.I. boxes to 17 different countries: China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED: • Pray for the work going on through Healing Hands International. We covet your prayers for the wisdom needed to bless others in the way that God calls us. Please especially remember the members of our team who work in foreign countries. • Host a Walk4Water at your church, school, or workplace. This is a four mile walk to raise money for our clean water projects. • Join the Hunger Fighting Team. Join over 60 people in committing to give monthly to the fight against hunger worldwide. • Host a Hope Party in your home or church and tell all your friends about the Women of Hope program. • Participate in the M.A.G.I. project. This project brightens the lives of children in developing countries by sending boxes of gifts. • Plan to attend the Women of Hope Conference in the spring (Nashville, TN area). • Plan to attend our Hope Tea in the fall (Arlington, TX area). • Plan to attend a Dorcas: Sewing for Jesus workshop in the Carrollton, TX or Nashville, TN area. • Sign up with Amazon Smile under Healing Hands International. By doing this, we receive a portion of every purchase you make on Amazon with no cost to you.
For more information on any of these activities, please visit our website at www.hhi.org.
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Thank You from our:
Board of Directors Bill Merry, Jr.â€“Chairman Greg Hardeman Dr. Sidney Allen Bruce Beck Keith Cuthrell Dr. Bennie Harris Bill Lawler Burt Nowers Dr. Margaret Perry Sandy Perry Dr. Doug Peters Dr. Randy Steger Don Yelton
Staff Art Woods Carl Burkybile Jason Carroll Jennifer Carroll Dr. Seth Carmody Rita Cochrane Doug Fair Chris Gingles David Heffington Cindy Herring, RN Brandi Huddleston Lara Jenkins
Sean Judge Curt King Mary King, RN Jana Owen Brandon Post Maeva Ralafiarindaza Ashley Reeves Scott Saunders Joseph Smith Linda Smith Simon Summers Ebenezer Udofia Ron White