Religion, Spiritual Development

Heart of God Internationalministries

  • Willard, OH
  • http://www.heartofgodinternational.org

Mission Statement

According to the Great Commission, Heart of God International Ministries, Inc. is called to increase and strengthen the Kingdom of God through teaching, preaching, and making disciples using whatever means are available to accomplish this weighty task. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Furthermore, God has commissioned Heart of God International Ministries, Inc. to be about building up and strengthening the global Body of Christ. (Romans 12:10-12)

According to these two mandates of ministry, Heart of God International Ministries, Inc. is called to encourage, strengthen, and build the Body of Christ according to the admonition and instruction we receive in the Word of God. In so doing, we are committed to carry the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

Our mission is to enlist, train, equip and partner with men and women from across the globe to live the Word of God, to love the Word of God, and to minister the Word of God according to the gifts and talents they have been given. All this is being done that God might be glorified and exalted throughout the earth.

Main Programs

  1. Child Sponsorship Program (Africa)
  2. Ministry Center (India)
  3. KOFAEL

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

-India, State of Andhra Pradesh:  Orphanage, Bible College, etc.
-Haiti, Port au Prince area:  Sustainable Shelter & School, Orphanage, School, etc.
-Uganda, Tororo and Mbale regions:  Women's Center/Dormitories, Housing for Karamojong orphans, Clinics, Schools
-Kenya, Nairobi: School sponsorship program, etc.
-South Sudan, Narus: Church planting, prison ministry, evangelism, etc.
-Israel, Tel Aviv and Haifa: Support rehabilitation centers, etc.
-US Military/Veteran & Family Services

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ruling year

2008

President since 2007

Janet Ross

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Keywords

International Spiritual and Humanitarian, Emergency Relief, Orphanages and Schools, US Military Veteran Support,

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EIN

20-8194912

 Number

0822185899

Physical Address

2628 Townline Road 12

Willard, OH 44890 9609

Also Known As

HGIM

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Heart of God International Ministries has been successfully ministering to men, women of children from a broad spectrum of races, creeds and identities by reaching across lines of perceived division with a message of eternal hope in Christ Jesus, meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of people worldwide.

Widows continue to be trained and encouraged to build businesses through micro-loan programs, children are being nurtured and educated through child sponsorship programs, indigenous pastors continue to be educated and encouraged through training programs and more.

Boreholes have been dug to supply water where scarce, local schools have been supported and teachers paid to teach community children when governments have failed to provide education, scholarship programs have provided children with tuition, adult education programs are teaching basic reading and math skills to illiterate adults, and more.

Church planting, teacher training, youth programs, men's conferences, women's conferences, mission trips all play an important role in the work of Heart of God International Ministries.

All this and more is being done by a complete volunteer Board and Staff as they oversee the activities through the hands and eyes of indigenous partners, training leaders in our regions to be accountable men and women of integrity -- trustworthy leaders to continue and expand opportunities to spread the Good News through the gifts and talents of volunteers.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Child Sponsorship Program (Africa)

Children from disadvantaged families are offered a tuition-free education provided to them by sponsors. Education includes instruction in the Bible by qualified teachers.

Category

Education

Budget

16,500

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Ministry Center (India)

Multi-purpose complex includes housing for children (boys and girls), lavatories, meeting hall, kitchen, etc. A second floor is added to accommodate larger meetings, a school for pastors and Christian leaders, complete with electricity and internet access to facilitate learning.

Category

Religion

Budget

35,000

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Program 3

KOFAEL

A micro-loan program for Haitian women helping them develop a business whereby they can support their families and keep their children.

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Budget

50,000

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Female Adults

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The heart of Heart of God International Ministries is to fulfill our role (individually and collectively) in the Great Commission, to carry out the plan of God for the nations. Just as the Father sent His Son to the earth, He has sent us—those who are willing to partner with Him to carry the message of salvation to those who have not heard, and to disciple believers to love the Lord and seek to do His will. The mission field may be our home, our community, or a remote village across the globe. It may be a particular people group, a unique culture or a remote tribal village. No matter where we are called as carriers of the Gospel, we will be obedient to that call. The first and foremost purpose of missions is the command of Christ: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…" (Matthew 28:19). Heart of God International Ministries is a network of evangelistic ministries formed to provide a means for believers to respond to this mandate.

    The approach we take is multi-faceted and unlimited in scope. HGIM not only preaches and teaches from a Christian perspective, this ministry works hard to address humanitarian needs to relieve the poor and suffering from hearts filled with Christ's love. This organization never discriminates based on race, color, creed, identities, nationalities ... our work is done where need as we reach the impoverished and oppressed with a loving response to their needs in order that they will know that God's love knows no bounds.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Because we are a network of ministries, we will share one example to prevent confusion.

    KOFAEL is a micro-loan program legally organized in Haiti under Haitian laws, founded by a young Haitian couple whose goal is to prevent the overwhelming number of indigent mothers from abandoning their children to orphanages due to familial cycle of abject poverty. Babies are too often born and abandoned to unsanctioned orphanages where children are neglect and often subjected to cruel and harsh lifestyles, often living in filth and suffering from gross malnourishment.

    Pre-screening women begins with a simple application and interview where a woman is asked about her goals, her lifestyle and her family situation. Once accepted into the program, she is given a small no-interest loan of $50 to begin a small business. She is given training and instruction on how to run a business. She will be given a repayment plan spanning several months so she can begin to benefit from her business immediately. Once she has completed her repayment schedule, she has qualified for the next level loan and the cycle continues. She is meeting with the KOFAEL counselors at least once monthly to receive training, encouragement and learn ideas how to grow her business while caring for her family. She will receive counsel as needed regarding a pregnancy (with referrals for pre-natal care) and how to spend her earnings wisely in order that her children receive care and an education. Once she has repaid her second-tier loan, she will have qualified for the final loan. By this time, she is gainfully employed and successfully caring for her children. Once the final loan is repaid, she graduates from the program and receives a certificate. She now has an ongoing relationship with other businesswomen who have successfully completed the program where they encourage and help one another. Her children are in her custody and thriving.

    As of the end of 2015, there have been more than 50 women complete the program and 250 children have been directly impacted by the micro-loan program in Haiti.

    Heart of God International Ministries operating in Africa has initiated a micro-loan program in a remote tribal village in Uganda beginning with 17 women. Within two years' time, the program has grown to 70 women and the program is self-sustaining. The initial investment enabled the women to begin their businesses and they are now helping other women in their village to begin their own businesses. This is an ideal example of a successful program which no longer depends on outside investment while continuing to grow and meet the needs in the midst of unimaginable poverty.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Because Heart of God International Ministries is a network comprised of regional activities in Africa, Haiti, India, Israel, and the US Military, a broad spectrum of qualified volunteers have been able to invest their time and experience where needed. This ministry is totally supported by donors through constant fundraising efforts utilizing a variety of means to increase awareness to involve people from all walks of life to mobilize our activities and fund the projects undertaken.

    The leaders of Heart of God International Ministries come from varied backgrounds which have prepared them to lead their area of ministry. Because of the talents and training represented in the leadership ranks, collaboration between the leaders affords each one the benefit of wisdom when dealing with challenges, ideas when looking for the best way forward, and support when the job becomes overwhelming.

    Heart of God International Ministries is enormously blessed with abilities to achieve our goals, even when the goals themselves change direction due to unexpected need, natural disaster, or meeting new challenges. There is no doubt the capability for organizing, tracking, managing and overseeing projects (domestically and internationally) is available to every leader and volunteer of Heart of God International Ministries.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Progress indicators are rather easy to find in just about every work undertaken by Heart of God International Ministries. Please consider this example once again referencing the ministry in Haiti:

    The children in Godet (a relatively small mountain village about a 2-hour drive from Port au Prince) have a community school available to them for education. The problems with schooling in these small impoverished villages is that many parents cannot afford tuition, school uniforms or book fees for their children. Additionally, even if the parents can afford to send them, this often means the other children in the family go without food so one child can attend school.

    Heart of God International Ministries in Haiti has instituted a school scholarship program for the most needy children in the village. Based on referrals from the school staff, children are identified and the families are contacted. Because we believe that parents should take some responsibility for their children's education, we offer a scholarship covering the major portion (but not all) of the costs for the child's education for the school year by engaging donors to cover the costs of a particular child's education. Once in school, the child is provided an education and a hot meal every day ... sometimes this child's midday meal is the only food he/she will have during the day. The scholarship program relieves some of the financial burden from the family so other children can be fed and cared for while ensuring the school aged children receive an education.

    This program has grown to include more children each year. The reports from the school indicate that the children are learning; annual medical exams prove the children are thriving, and the family of the students receiving the scholarships are able to be tracked for issues at home that may not otherwise be known. Specific indicators are simple in this regard:

    * If a child was once unschooled is now in school, the program has succeeded.
    * If a child was once starving and now being fed daily, the program has succeeded.
    * If a family was once off the radar is now being engaged, the program has succeeded.
    * If a donor has the opportunity to meet a child they sponsor, the program has succeeded.






  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Overall, Heart of God International Ministries has enjoyed many successes mixed with some challenges of progress still to be made.

    * Africa ministry has begun raising the funding for a borehole in South Sudan. There is an issue with land ownership which is presently being resolved. The project is on hold until resolution and sufficient funds have been raised.

    * India ministry is finalizing the building phase of a Ministry Center which serves as an orphanage and an educational center for pastors and Christian leaders. This project is still in progress, moving forward as funding becomes available.

    * KOFAEL micro-loan program in Haiti has successfully graduated more than 50 women from the program while admitting more to the program and expanding the program into a new region in Haiti.

    * Soldiers Bible Ministry has successfully supplied tens of thousands of complete Bibles to chaplains (upon request) to distribute freely to troops who request a copy. Additional materials based on Christian principles which resonate with military personnel are also made available free of charge to chaplains to distribute or to use to enhance their ministry service to the military.

    * Child sponsorship programs in Haiti, Uganda, Kenya and India have enjoyed great success which have provided for housing, education, feeding programs, Christian training, and care for hundreds of children

    * Emergency response team went to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake offering medical relief and relocation activities to a group of men, women and children.

    * Heart of God International Ministries now supports missionaries in the field in Haiti; the missionary program looks to expand in the next year to include field missionaries in India and Africa.

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

-India, State of Andhra Pradesh:  Orphanage, Bible College, etc.
-Haiti, Port au Prince area:  Sustainable Shelter & School, Orphanage, School, etc.
-Uganda, Tororo and Mbale regions:  Women's Center/Dormitories, Housing for Karamojong orphans, Clinics, Schools
-Kenya, Nairobi: School sponsorship program, etc.
-South Sudan, Narus: Church planting, prison ministry, evangelism, etc.
-Israel, Tel Aviv and Haifa: Support rehabilitation centers, etc.
-US Military/Veteran & Family Services

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Blog

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Social Media

@heartofgodintl

@heartofgodintl

@heart-of-god-international-ministries

Funding Needs

HG Haiti: Basic food, education, supplies, clothing, shelter and water needs for 75+ orphans and 12 adults displaced by January 2010 Earthquake: $6,000 per month for 2010 - 2011.Long term self-sustaining investments to build a repeatable model for an agrarian based farm cooperative, 2011 to 2015: $950,000   HG East Africa: Incorporation and legal fees associated with acquisition of King's Primary School (350 children), expansion of school to include Secondary School and additional professional and non-professional staff.  $25,000   Soldiers Bible Ministry: Healing Our Heroes initiative is critically in need of start-up funding for technical programming ($350,000).   HG East Africa: Funding needed to purchase small office in Uganda from which to coordinate all ministry activities locally and to store large shipments of donated items until programs can be set up to distribute to local orphaned children.

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Leadership

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President

Janet Ross

BIO

Women of PASSIONS, President/Board of Directors (3 years)
Global God Ministries, Board of Directors (2 years)
Potter's House Women's Ministry, President/Board of Directors (6 years)
Danville Church of God Women's Ministry, President/Board of Directors (7 years)
Boyle County Band Boosters, Co-President/Board of Directors (2 years)

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"If an international ministry is to make a genuine impact on multiple levels, it must maintain an enduring and relevant presence, rising above the norm, reaching the unreached, passionately touching lives, and thus becoming an integral and meaningful part of the global ecclesia. To achieve this, a ministry must remain creative and willing to adapt to a changing world environment while adhering to a high standard of Judeo-Christian practices and ethics evidenced on every level.

In its unique approach to both ministry and administration, Heart of God International Ministries, led by an all-volunteer staff, has a history of instituting a Christ-centric blend of humanitarian and spiritual dynamics, bridging cultural and religious gaps by being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to all regardless of race, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, or caste.  

Matthew 22:37-40, summarizes the whole law of God: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.'  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

It is by this creed Heart of God International Ministries lives and works and rises to the surface among the vast ocean of non-profit organizations, fulfilling the greatest law of love toward God and all mankind.  And, it is by this creed this organization will maintain a powerful witness wherever and whenever called, all to the glory of God.

 
Janet L. Ross, President"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janet Ross

Heart of God International Ministries, Inc.

Term: Jan 2007 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?