Bringing medical & humanitarian aid along with the gospel to remote areas– one truck load at a time
Physical & spiritual needs
People who are hurting don’t always care who Jesus is until you meet their needs of health, hunger, and thirst. HOCI wants the people of East Africa to experience that someone cared enough to meet their basic needs. That’s the key that opens the door to “Why”– it’s because of the love of Christ.
Effective, efficient & expedient
Our HOCI team has witnessed many times over that God operates in his own economy, makes the impossible possible, and allows us to do a lot with very little. Our goal to serve others is boiled down to the 3 E’s:
to be effective, efficient, and expedient.
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We change the world and make a divine impact using people like you
Here is a small sampling of the people who contribute their time and resources to HOCI
I met Mark in 2015 when he was in my state of Wyoming visiting some friends. He talked about the work in Kenya and I felt the moving of the Lord to go there. Our church ladies had been making dresses for the little girls. So in October of 2016, my daughter Eileen and I went to Kisumu to teach some basic sewing classes. We also went on a medical treatment camp for jiggers. A year and a half later, a special lady in the first class named Christine requested that I come back to teach how to make dresses and shorts so they could fill the clothing needs in their community and in outlying areas. Very interesting and needed work is being done in Kenya. If you have the opportunity to go on a mission trip, by all means go. You will not be sorry. You will be so blessed.
Church Missions Director Supporter
Getwell Church started sponsoring Hands of Care International through another organization over five years ago. Each year we had a communion offering to support the Sudanese girls and were blessed with the great response. In 2021, Mark came for a visit and spoke to a few groups and we had a “Meet & Greet” for Hands of Care International. It was such an honor to see God at work through Mark & Irene and all those that work with this ministry. They are led by the Holy Spirit and they not only partner with local Christians to do the work– they honor the traditions, culture and leadership of each town they go into. Whether it is medical, church planting and building, teaching a trade, or educational, they answer the needs as the hands and feet of Jesus. Hands of Care is a wonderful name for this ministry!
When Mark and Irene were giving a report during a visit to our church a few years back, Mark mentioned some girls that had been rescued from Sudan and were in dire need of care, protection, education, and life skills development in order to survive and have an opportunity for a decent life in their world and salvation for eternity. Their ministry of providing that care was in need of $250 per month for the rest of that year and was seeking someone to commit to providing that funding. At the time our giving plan for the year was already in place, but that opportunity to help provide for those helpless girls tugged at our heart strings and we said we’d do it. God provided us with the funds for that year, so we decided at the end of that commitment period to continue, and so far He has continued to provide. Mark and Irene have since formed their own 501(C)3 ministry and continue to report from time to time on the results of that investment in their ministry.