Since 1999, 4 H. I. M. has sent people and/or supplies to over 60 countries on five continents. In addition to supporting and partnering with global ministries, 4 H. I. M. collaborates with several organizations in the Oklahoma City metroplex.
Currently we send teams to assist local pastors or missionaries in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Haiti, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Togo and Honduras. We are also partners with inner-city ministries in New York City, and Oklahoma City. Our teams facilitate medical clinics and vacation Bible schools; participate in benevolent outreaches; do evangelism; build houses, churches, and schools; implement micro-economic projects; and establish small and medium enterprises.
Ultimately, we mobilize teams of people and the resources needed to reach the nations. In doing this we are able to support the indigenous church in other nations, who in turn, are able to sustain the ministry of the church in their communities along with supporting on-going projects within the United States.
4 H. I. M. was founded by Steve Hollingsworth, a resident of Edmond, OK and Steve has personally served on or led over 150 teams and has traveled to over 30 nations. Steve and his wife, Nancy, have been married since 1978.
4 H. I. M. activities are overseen by a board of 12 trustees along with over 30 pastoral and advisory board members.
4H.I.M. empowers people to reach their fullest potential. We only provide the help they know they need, not the help we think they need.
It could be health care assistance as in primary care clinics or lifesaving surgeries and other medical interventions. We provide prosthetic limbs for amputees or mobility solutions for polio victims and amputees. It could mean digging a well and/or water systems in places where people get sick or die from dirty water. We provide a portion of the resources needed for a community through grants, so that they can build schools or churches. We actively seek out communities where establishing a micro-loan program or providing grants for small and medium enterprises can change the lives of hundreds if not thousands.
Our approach is not the same in any nation or community. Once we discover what is needed we go about a process of fund raising and networking to provide the best solutions without trying to reinvent the wheel.
We establish our help with the locals pastors and leaders connecting the people of the community with the church. We also provide pastoral training and evangelism training to those who need it.
Our ministry gives life though word, action, and tangible assistance. Our programs have a basic plan and strategy that has a beginning and end. Through our partnerships we make every attempt to establish self sustainability and the vision for growth and prosperity apart from our help always pointing to Christ as our source and theirs.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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